Information Security: Agencies Make Progress in Implementation of Requirements, But Significant Weaknesses Persist

Congressional Testimony

Author: Gregory C. Wilshusen

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437917631


Page: 16

View: 2830

Without proper safeguards, fed. agencies' computer systems are vulnerable to intrusions by individuals and groups who have malicious intentions and can obtain sensitive info., commit fraud, disrupt operations, or launch attacks against other computer systems and networks. Concerned by reports of significant weaknesses in fed. systems, Congress passed the Fed. Info. Security Mgmt. Act (FISMA), which permanently authorized and strengthened info. security program, evaluation, and annual reporting requirements for fed. agencies. This is testimony on a draft report on: (1) the adequacy and effectiveness of fed. agencies' info. security policies and practices; and (2) their implementation of FISMA requirements.

Handbook of labor statistics

Author: United States. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Publisher: N.A


Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

View: 6023

Contains digests of the material published by the Bureau of sufficiently recent date to be of present-day interest and value.

The New Nobility

The Restoration of Russia's Security State and the Enduring Legacy of the KGB

Author: Andrei Soldatov,Irina Borogan

Publisher: PublicAffairs

ISBN: 1586489232

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 8034

In The New Nobility, two courageous Russian investigative journalists open up the closed and murky world of the Russian Federal Security Service. While Vladimir Putin has been president and prime minister of Russia, the Kremlin has deployed the security services to intimidate the political opposition, reassert the power of the state, and carry out assassinations overseas. At the same time, its agents and spies were put beyond public accountability and blessed with the prestige, benefits, and legitimacy lost since the Soviet collapse. The security services have played a central— and often mysterious—role at key turning points in Russia during these tumultuous years: from the Moscow apartment house bombings and theater siege, to the war in Chechnya and the Beslan massacre. The security services are not all-powerful; they have made clumsy and sometimes catastrophic blunders. But what is clear is that after the chaotic 1990s, when they were sidelined, they have made a remarkable return to power, abetted by their most famous alumnus, Putin.

Information Security: Agencies Report Progress, But Sensitive Data Remain at Risk

Congressional Testimony

Author: Gregory Wilshusen

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781422319154


Page: 29

View: 4084

Weaknesses in information security (IS) in the fed. gov¿t. are a problem with potentially devastating consequences -- such as intrusions by malicious users, compromised networks, & the theft of personally identifiable info; it is a high-risk issue. Concerned by reports of significant vulnerabilities in fed. computer systems, Congress passed the Fed. Info. Security Mgmt. Act of 2002 (FISMA), which authorized & strengthened the IS program, eval¿n., & reporting require. for fed. agencies. This testimony discusses security incidents reported at fed. agencies, the continued weaknesses in IS controls at major fed. agencies, agencies¿ progress in performing key control activities, & oppor. to enhance FISMA reporting & independent evaluations. Tables.

Homeland Security: the Federal Protective Service Faces Several Challenges That Raise Concerns about Protection of Federal Facilities

Congressional Testimony

Author: Mark L. Goldstein

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 1437906699


Page: 23

View: 4856

The Fed. Protective Service (FPS) is responsible for providing physical security and law enforcement services to 9,000 Gen. Serv. Admin. (GSA) facilities. FPS has an annual budget of about $1 billion, about 1,100 employees, and 15,000 contract guards located throughout the country. This report provides information and analysis on challenges FPS faces including ensuring that it has sufficient staffing and funding resources to protect GSA facilities and the over one million fed. employees as well as members of the public that work in and visit them each year. It discusses: (1) FPS¿s operational challenges and actions it has taken to address them; (2) funding challenges; and (3) how FPS measures the effectiveness of its efforts to protect GSA facilities.