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: 3957

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: 3702

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

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

Congressional Testimony

Author: Gregory Wilshusen

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9781422319154


Page: 29

View: 2810

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.

Applied Research in the United States

Report of the National Academy of Sciences, National Research Council to the Mutual Security Agency, Under Project TA-OEEC-83, March 1, 1952

Author: Eugene W. Scott,United States. Mutual Security Agency

Publisher: National Academies


Category: Research, Industrial

Page: 90

View: 6660

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: 7399

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.