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What GAO Found The Department of Education's Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA) partners with various entities (“non-school partners”) that are involved primarily in supporting the repayment and collection of student loans.
What GAO Found Cyber-based risks to federal systems and information can come from unintentional threats, such as natural disasters, software coding errors, and poorly trained or careless employees, or intentional threats, such as disgruntled insiders, hackers, or hostile nations.
The Department of Education relies heavily on the central automated processing system (EDCAPS) to support its core financial management information functions, including general ledger and funds management, grant planning and payment processing, and purchasing and contract management.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed federal agencies' compliance with the Computer Security Act's requirement that agencies with computer systems containing sensitive information initiate training programs within 60 days after the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) issued a computer security...