Information technology (61 - 66 of 66 items)
Information Security: Advances and Remaining Challenges to Adoption of Public Key Infrastructure Technology
GAO-01-277: Published: Feb 26, 2001. Publicly Released: Feb 26, 2001.
The federal government must overcome several major challenges before public key infrastructure (PKI) technology can be widely and effectively used. These challenges include providing interoperability among agency PKIs, ensuring that PKI implementations can support a potential large scale of users, reducing the cost of building PKI systems, setting policies to maintain trust levels among agencies,...
Information Security: Vulnerabilities in DOE's Systems for Unclassified Civilian Research
AIMD-00-140: Published: Jun 9, 2000. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the security of the Department of Energy's (DOE) unclassified information systems that support its civilian research programs, focusing on: (1) whether DOE's unclassified systems for civilian research are vulnerable to unauthorized access; (2) whether DOE is effectively managing information systems security; and (3) what DOE is doing to address the...
Information Security Risk Assessment: Practices of Leading Organizations
AIMD-00-33: Published: Nov 1, 1999. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1999.
This document is a supplement to GAO's May 1998 executive guide on information security management. It is intended to help federal managers implement an ongoing information security risk assessment process by providing examples, or case studies, of practical risk assessment procedures that have been successfully adopted by four organizations known for their efforts to implement good risk assessmen...
IRS Systems Security and Funding: Employee Browsing Not Being Addressed Effectively and Budget Requests for New Systems Development Not Justified
T-AIMD-97-82: Published: Apr 15, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1997.
GAO discussed: (1) Internal Revenue Service (IRS) employees' electronic browsing of taxpayer files; and (2) IRS' fiscal years (FYs) 1998 and 1999 budget requests for tax systems modernization (TSM) development.GAO noted that: (1) on April 8, 1997, GAO issued a report disclosing many serious computer security weaknesses at IRS; (2) these weaknesses make IRS computer resources and taxpayer data unne...
The Need for a Better Trained EDP Auditor
117740: Jan 1, 1982
The demand for electronic data processing auditors is discussed in this article, which appeared in the GAO Review, Vol. 17, Issue 1, Winter 1982, as well as the skills needed in training a capable informations systems auditor...
Management Agenda for the Presidential and Congressional Transition: Strengthen Cybersecurity Over Sensitive Data and Protect Critical Infrastructure
D15087: Nov 10, 2016
GAO’s Management Agenda is a streamlined tool for new leaders to quickly learn about critical management challenges and risks facing the federal government and the actions needed to address those challenges. Eight management challenges are highlighted in the Management Agenda:Manage Finances to Improve the Nation’s Fiscal ConditionManage Acquisitions to Maximize Cost Savings and PerformanceDev...