Homeland security (71 - 75 of 75 items)
Information Systems: The Status of Computer Security at the Department of Veterans Affairs
AIMD-00-5: Published: Oct 4, 1999. Publicly Released: Oct 4, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reported on the status of computer security throughout the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).GAO noted that: (1) in September 1998, GAO reported that VA's information system controls placed critical department operations, such as financial management, health care delivery, benefit payments, and other operations, at risk of misuse and disruption; (2) sin...
Information Security: The Proposed Computer Security Enhancement Act of 1999
T-AIMD-99-302: Published: Sep 30, 1999. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the proposed Computer Security Enhancement Act of 1999 (H.R. 2413), focusing on: (1) the urgent need to strengthen computer security across the federal government; (2) the current and future privacy concerns with any computer security legislation; (3) GAO's views on the proposed act; and (4) what can be done to further strengthen security program...
Information Security: NRC's Computer Intrusion Detection Capabilities
AIMD-99-273R: Published: Aug 27, 1999. Publicly Released: Aug 27, 1999.
GAO reviewed the Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC) policies and practices regarding intrusion detection and response capabilities in the federal government.GAO noted that: (1) overall, GAO found that NRC has instituted an integrated network and security management program to detect and respond to anomalies that may indicate computer network intrusions and misuse for the systems that support it...
Information Security: Serious Weaknesses Place Critical Federal Operations and Assets at Risk
AIMD-98-92: Published: Sep 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) the effectiveness of federal information security practices based on recently issued audit reports; (2) efforts to centrally oversee and manage federal information security; and (3) actions taken by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council to address federal information security problem...
Information Security: Opportunities for Improved OMB Oversight of Agency Practices
AIMD-96-110: Published: Sep 24, 1996. Publicly Released: Sep 24, 1996.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided a general overview of the adequacy of information security at 15 major federal agencies, focusing on: (1) recent reviews and self-audits of information security at these agencies; (2) the most significant information security weaknesses and their causes; and (3) the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) oversight of federal agency practices and o...