Information resources management (101 - 110 of 120 items)
Information Security: Subcommittee Questions Concerning the Melissa Computer Virus
AIMD-99-220R: Published: Jun 18, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 18, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO responded to congressional questions concerning its April 1999 Testimony on the Melissa computer virus and its broader implications, focusing on: (1) how much damage was done by the virus and how many federal agencies were affected; (2) whether there are any safeguards that can detect a computer virus before it has been identified as a virus; and (3) whethe...
VA Information Systems: The Austin Automation Center Has Made Progress in Improving Information System Controls
AIMD-99-161: Published: Jun 8, 1999. Publicly Released: Jun 8, 1999.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO assessed the effectiveness of information system general controls at the Department of Veterans Affairs' (VA) Austin Automation Center (AAC).GAO noted that: (1) AAC had made substantial progress in correcting specific computer security weaknesses that GAO identified in its previous evaluation of information system controls; (2) AAC had established a solid...
Information Security: Many NASA Missions-Critical Systems Face Serious Risks
AIMD-99-47: Published: May 20, 1999. Publicly Released: May 20, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) information security program, focusing on: (1) whether NASA's mission-critical information systems are vulnerable to unauthorized access; (2) whether NASA is effectively managing information systems security; and (3) what NASA is doing to address the risk of unauthorized acce...
Information Security: The Melissa Computer Virus Demonstrates Urgent Need for Stronger Protection Over Systems and Sensitive Data
T-AIMD-99-146: Published: Apr 15, 1999. Publicly Released: Apr 15, 1999.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed: (1) the immediate effects of the Melissa virus and variations of it as well as its broader implications for the federal government; and (2) critical measures that should be taken to ensure that federal departments and agencies are better prepared for future viruses and other forms of attack.GAO noted that: (1) Melissa is a macro virus that can af...
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 Systems: VA Computer Control Weaknesses Increase Risk of Fraud, Misuse, and Improper Disclosure
AIMD-98-175: Published: Sep 23, 1998. Publicly Released: Sep 23, 1998.
Pursuant to a legislative requirement, GAO provided information on weaknesses in general computer controls that support key financial management and benefit delivery operations of the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA).GAO noted that: (1) general computer control weaknesses place critical VA operations, such as financial management, health care delivery, benefit payments, life insurance services,...
FAA Systems: Serious Challenges Remain in Resolving Year 2000 and Computer Security Problems
T-AIMD-98-251: Published: Aug 6, 1998. Publicly Released: Aug 6, 1998.
GAO discussed the technological challenges confronting the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), focusing on: (1) the year 2000 computing crisis; and (2) computer security.GAO noted that: (1) FAA has made progress in managing its year 2000 problem and has completed critical steps in defining which systems need to be fixed and how to fix them; (2) however, with less than 17 months to go, FAA must...
Air Traffic Control: Weak Computer Security Practices Jeopardize Flight Safety
AIMD-98-155: Published: May 18, 1998. Publicly Released: May 19, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) computer security practices, focusing on: (1) whether FAA is effectively managing physical security at air traffic control (ATC) facilities and systems security for its current operational systems; (2) whether FAA is effectively managing systems security for future ATC modernization systems; and (3) the e...
Computer Security: Pervasive, Serious Weaknesses Jeopardize State Department Operations
AIMD-98-145: Published: May 18, 1998. Publicly Released: May 19, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed: (1) how susceptible the Department of State's unclassified automated information systems are to unauthorized access; (2) what State is doing to address information security issues; and (3) what additional actions may be needed to address the computer security problem.GAO noted that: (1) State's information systems and the information contained wit...
Information Security: Serious Weaknesses Put State Department and FAA Operations at Risk
T-AIMD-98-170: Published: May 19, 1998. Publicly Released: May 19, 1998.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO discussed its work on computer security, focusing on the results of its recent reviews of the Department of State and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).GAO noted that: (1) the dramatic increase in computer interconnectivity and the popularity of the Internet are offering government agencies unprecedented opportunities to improve operations by reduci...