Information systems (51 - 57 of 57 items)
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...
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...
Executive Guide: Information Security Management--Learning From Leading Organizations (Supersedes AIMD-98-21)
AIMD-98-68: Published: May 1, 1998. Publicly Released: May 1, 1998.
This publication supersedes AIMD-98-21, Executive Guide: Information Security Management--Learning From Leading Organizations, May 1998. GAO published a guide to assist federal agencies in establishing a management framework for exploring and reducing the information security risks associated with their operations...
Executive Guide: Information Security Management: Learning From Leading Organizations (Exposure Draft) (Superseded by AIMD-98-68)(Superseded by AIMD-00-21.2.8)
AIMD-98-21: Published: Nov 1, 1997. Publicly Released: Nov 1, 1997.
This publication has been superseded by AIMD-00-21.2.8, Travel System Requirements: Checklist for Reviewing Systems Under the Federal Financial Management Improvement Act of 1996, December 1999. This publication has been superseded by AIMD-98-68, Executive Guide: Information Security Management--Learning From Leading Organizations, March 1998. GAO published a guide to assist federal agencies in es...
Computer Security in the Federal Government
122730: Oct 26, 1983
Testimony was given concerning: (1) the nature of the information security problem as it affects Federal automated systems and their supporting telecommunications networks; (2) the key factors of legislation, policy, management, and auditing which affect information security; (3) GAO audit findings which indicated shortfalls that have contributed to security problems; and (4) recent Federal initia...