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Critical Infrastructure Protection: Additional Actions Needed to Identify Framework Adoption and Resulting Improvements

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Office of the Secretary for Treasury The Secretary of the Treasury should take steps to consult with respective sector partner(s), such as the SCC, DHS, and NIST, as appropriate, to collect and report sector-wide improvements from use of the framework across its critical infrastructure sector using existing initiatives. (Recommendation 10)
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In written comments, Treasury stated that it agreed with our recommendation. Treasury does not yet have efforts underway to identify sector-wide improvements from use of the framework. However, the department has taken steps to encourage improvement in cybersecurity through use of the framework. Specifically, officials in Treasury's Office of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection stated that the financial services sector coordinating council developed a cybersecurity profile, which mapped the framework to other existing sector regulations and guidance. According to officials

Counternarcotics: Treasury Reports Some Results from Designating Drug Kingpins, but Should Improve Information on Agencies' Expenditures

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Office of the Secretary for Treasury The Secretary of the Treasury should ensure that the Office of Foreign Assets Control discloses information about limitations in the consistency and reliability of the agency expenditure data in its annual reports to Congress. (Recommendation 2)
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In commenting on the report, Treasury officials provided technical comments but did not agree or disagree with this recommendation. Nevertheless, Treasury officials subsequently reported taking steps to address this recommendation. Specifically, in July 2020, officials from Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control provided GAO documentation of their management decision to include information about limitations in the consistency and reliability of agency expenditure data in their annual reports. GAO is requesting additional documentation showing that they have included the information about

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