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Telework is essential to the continuity of federal operations in emergencies—but it also brings added cybersecurity risks. We examined federal agencies' preparedness to support expanded telework during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The General Services Administration developed an "online marketplace program" to make it easier for agencies to buy commercially available products, e.g., office supplies.
GSA started testing the program since our 2018 report, contracting with 3 online marketplace providers.
The supply chain for information and communication technologies can be an access point for hackers. Compromised SolarWinds Orion network management software, for example, was sent to an estimated 18,000 customers.
Increasingly sophisticated threats underscore the need to bolster the cybersecurity of the nation—a topic on our High Risk List.
We and others have noted an urgent need to clearly define a central leadership role to coordinate government efforts.
The federal government has spent billions on information technology projects that have failed or performed poorly. Some agencies have had massive cybersecurity failures. These IT efforts often suffered from ineffective management.
The Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has helped state and local election officials secure online voter registration systems, voting machines, and other election infrastructure since 2017.