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The federal government relies on commercial credit agencies to help verify the identities of people who apply for benefits online—such as asking personal questions from credit files. However, the 2017 Equifax data breach has raised questions about this practice.
Management of the U.S. Postal Service's (USPS) e-commerce program has been fragmented, and implementation of e-commerce initiatives has varied at different business units. Overall, USPS' performance in this area has fallen short of expectations.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed Federal Information Resources Management Regulation (FIRMR) Bulletin C-22, which provides guidance to federal agencies on the security and privacy protection of federal computer resources.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO provided information on federal agencies' implementation of classified information nondisclosure agreements, focusing on the: (1) number and cost of nondisclosure agreements executed by federal and contractor employees; (2) number and cost of prepublication reviews...