Policies and procedures (21 - 23 of 23 items)
Managing Sensitive Information: DOD Can More Effectively Reduce the Risk of Classification Errors
GAO-06-706: Published: Jun 30, 2006. Publicly Released: Jun 30, 2006.
Misclassification of national security information impedes effective information sharing, can provide adversaries with information to harm the United States and its allies, and incurs millions of dollars in avoidable administrative costs. As requested, GAO examined (1) whether the implementation of the Department of Defense's (DOD) information security management program, effectively minimizes the...
Information Security: Department of Health and Human Services Needs to Fully Implement Its Program
GAO-06-267: Published: Feb 24, 2006. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2006.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the nation's largest health insurer and the largest grant-making agency in the federal government. HHS programs impact all Americans, whether through direct services, scientific advances, or information that helps them choose medical care, medicine, or even food. For example, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), a major operating...
Information Security: Improving Oversight of Access to Federal Systems and Data by Contractors Can Reduce Risk
GAO-05-362: Published: Apr 22, 2005. Publicly Released: May 23, 2005.
The federal government increasingly relies on information technology (IT) systems to provide essential services affecting the health, economy, and defense of the nation. To assist in providing these important services, the federal government relies extensively on contractors to provide IT services and systems. In addition to contractors that provide systems and services to the federal government,...