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Recommendation: The Secretary of Education should incorporate into its program review process the review of postsecondary schools' information security program requirements. (Recommendation 6)
Agency: Department of Education Status: Open Priority recommendation
Comments: As of August 2019, FSA stated they have addressed the recommendation, but it is still undergoing an internal review. Once we receive documentation, we will determine if it addresses the recommendation.