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Q: How does the government help keep banks, water systems, and other critical infrastructure from getting hacked?
A: A federal agency that issues standards and procedures—NIST—has a cybersecurity framework that critical infrastructure organizations can adopt.
What GAO Found Most of the 16 critical infrastructure sectors took action to facilitate adoption of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity by entities within their sectors.
What GAO Found The federal government spent about 75 percent of the total amount budgeted for information technology (IT) for fiscal year 2015 on operations and maintenance (O&M) investments. Such spending has increased over the past 7 fiscal years, which has resulted in a $7.
What GAO Found This statement presents highlights from two reports related to federal support of renewable and advanced energy technologies.The first report discusses GAO's broad review of federal wind-related initiatives.
GAO reviewed the Resolution Trust Corporation's (RTC) cleanup of the thrift industry, focusing on: (1) RTC management of its asset disposition and contracting activities; (2) RTC information systems; and (3) reduction of thrift cleanup costs.
GAO provided information on the Health Care Financing Administration's (HCFA) management of the Medicare Program and whether insufficient funding exposes the program to unnecessary loss through waste, fraud, and abuse.