Strategic planning (21 - 27 of 27 items)
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Sector-Specific Plans' Coverage of Key Cyber Security Elements Varies
GAO-08-64T: Published: Oct 31, 2007. Publicly Released: Oct 31, 2007.
The nation's critical infrastructure sectors--such as banking and finance, information technology, and public health--rely on computerized information and systems to provide services to the public. To fulfill the requirement for a comprehensive plan, including cyber aspects, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued a national plan in June 2006 for the sectors to use as a road map to enhanc...
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Multiple Efforts to Secure Control Systems Are Under Way, but Challenges Remain
GAO-08-119T: Published: Oct 17, 2007. Publicly Released: Oct 17, 2007.
Control systems--computer-based systems that monitor and control sensitive processes--perform vital functions in many of our nation's critical infrastructures such as electric power generation, transmission, and distribution; oil and gas refining; and water treatment and distribution. The disruption of control systems could have a significant impact on public health and safety, which makes securin...
Information Security: Persistent Weaknesses Highlight Need for Further Improvement
GAO-07-751T: Published: Apr 19, 2007. Publicly Released: Apr 19, 2007.
For many years, GAO has reported that weaknesses in information security are a widespread problem with potentially devastating consequences--such as intrusions by malicious users, compromised networks, and the theft of personally identifiable information. In reports to Congress since 1997, GAO has identified information security as a governmentwide high-risk issue. Concerned by reports of signific...
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,...
Information Security: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Needs to Sustain Progress
GAO-05-486: Published: May 19, 2005. Publicly Released: May 19, 2005.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) relies extensively on computerized systems to support its financial and mission-related operations. As part of GAO's audit of the calendar year 2004 financial statements for the three funds administered by FDIC, GAO assessed (1) the progress FDIC has made in correcting or mitigating information system control weaknesses identified in our audits for...
Information Security: Securities and Exchange Commission Needs to Address Weak Controls over Financial and Sensitive Data
GAO-05-262: Published: Mar 23, 2005. Publicly Released: Mar 23, 2005.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) relies extensively on computerized systems to support its financial and mission-related operations. As part of the audit of SEC's fiscal year 2004 financial statements, GAO assessed the effectiveness of the commission's information system controls in protecting the integrity, confidentiality, and availability of its financial and sensitive information.S...
Management Agenda for the Presidential and Congressional Transition: Improve Federal Performance to Better Achieve Results
D15089: Nov 10, 2016
GAO's Management Agenda is a streamlined tool for new leaders to quickly learn about critical management challenges and risks facing the federal government and the actions needed to address those challenges. Eight management challenges are highlighted in the Management Agenda:Manage Finances to Improve the Nation's Fiscal ConditionManage Acquisitions to Maximize Cost Savings and PerformanceDevelop...