Information resources management (51 - 60 of 120 items)
FAA Computer Security: Recommendations to Address Continuing Weaknesses
GAO-01-171: Published: Dec 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Dec 6, 2000.
The Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) agencywide computer security programs have serious, pervasive problems in the following key areas: personnel security, facility physical security, operational systems security, information systems security management, service continuity, and intrusion detection. Until FAA addresses the pervasive weaknesses in its computer security program, its critical i...
Internet Privacy: Comparison of Federal Agency Practices With FTC's Fair Information Principles
GAO-01-113T: Published: Oct 11, 2000. Publicly Released: Oct 11, 2000.
This testimony compares federal agency Internet privacy policies with the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) fair information principles. The World Wide Web requires the collection of certain data, such as Internet addresses, from individuals who visit web sites. However, the collection of even this most basic data can be controversial because of the public's apprehension about what information is c...
FAA Computer Security: Actions Needed to Address Critical Weaknesses That Jeopardize Aviation Operations
T-AIMD-00-330: Published: Sep 27, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) computer security weaknesses, focusing on: (1) FAA's history of computer security weaknesses; (2) the adequacy of FAA's efforts to prevent unauthorized access to data--specifically focusing on personnel security, facilities' physical security, systems security, security program planning and management, a...
FAA Computer Security: Concerns Remain Due to Personnel and Other Continuing Weaknesses
AIMD-00-252: Published: Aug 16, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 27, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the status of the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) computer security efforts, focusing on: (1) FAA's history of computer security weaknesses, as described in GAO's May 1998 and December 1999 reports, and GAO's prior recommendations to address those weaknesses; (2) FAA's progress in implementing GAO's recommendations and its ow...
Federal Chief Information Officer: Leadership Needed to Confront Serious Challenges and Emerging Issues
T-AIMD-00-316: Published: Sep 12, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 12, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed the creation of a federal chief information officer (CIO), focusing on the: (1) structure and responsibilities of existing state and foreign governmentwide CIO models; (2) federal CIO approaches proposed by two bills; and (3) type of leadership responsibilities that a federal CIO should possess.GAO noted that: (1) GAO has not evaluated the effecti...
Information Security: USDA Needs to Implement Its Departmentwide Information Security Plan
AIMD-00-217: Published: Aug 10, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the steps the Department of Agriculture (USDA) is taking to help ensure departmentwide information systems security.GAO noted that: (1) USDA has taken positive steps to begin improving its information security by developing its August 1999 Action Plan with recommendations to strengthen departmentwide information security and hiring a...
Computer Security: Critical Federal Operations and Assets Remain at Risk
T-AIMD-00-314: Published: Sep 11, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed information security audits at federal agencies, focusing on: (1) the pervasive weaknesses that continue since the results of a similar analysis 2 years ago; (2) the serious risks that these weaknesses pose; and (3) major common weaknesses that agencies need to address in order to improve their information security programs.GAO noted that: (1) eva...
Information Security: Serious and Widespread Weaknesses Persist at Federal Agencies
AIMD-00-295: Published: Sep 6, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 11, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed inspectors' general information security audit findings for 24 federal agencies, focusing on: (1) information security weaknesses identified in audit reports issued from July 1999 through August 2000 and GAO's findings with similar information that GAO reported in September 1998; (2) weaknesses and the related risks at selected individual agencies;...
VA Information Systems: Computer Security Weaknesses Persist at the Veterans Health Administration
AIMD-00-232: Published: Sep 8, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 2000.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO reviewed information system general controls over financial and sensitive veteran medical information maintained by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), focusing on: (1) specific computer security weaknesses GAO identified at the New Mexico and North Texas health care systems in conjunction with the audit of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) fi...
GGD-00-191: Published: Sep 5, 2000. Publicly Released: Sep 5, 2000.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on whether agencies were adhering to the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) memorandum requiring federal agencies to post privacy policies on their Internet Websites, focusing on: (1) whether agencies have clearly labelled and easily accessed privacy policies posted on their principal Web sites; (2) whether agencies' privacy polici...