Site Map - Government Reports (GAO etc.)

Federal Wireless Woes

- Government agencies are not taking the proper procedures to ensure that wireless networks are secure, leaving their networks susceptible to attack. That is the alarming conclusion of a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study of security controls at 24 agencies and assessments of wireless security at six federal agencies in the nation’s capital.Information Security: Federal Agencies Need to Improve Controls over Wireless Networks is on SM Online.

Drig tests

- GAO testimony reveals the prevalence of adulteration products.

DHS Still Struggling with Cybersecurity

- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has “a lot of work ahead” before it fully addresses its cybersecurity-related responsibilities, according to a recent report to Congress by the Government Accountability Office (GAO).

Passport Fraud

- Problems with passport fraud are the focus of a GAO report and congressional testimony.


- Gao report highlights the cybersecurity related problems faced by DHS

Quick Bytes: Homeland security.

- Many core components of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) have weak information-security practices and controls in areas such as risk assessment, security testing and evaluation, and remedial action plans, according to a Government Accountability Office report.

Mail Handling Reviewed

- Mail handling procedures at the U.S. Postal Service need improvement, according to an analysis of the Postal Service’s handling of the October 2003 incident in which an envelope marked “Caution: Ricin Poison” was discovered in an airmail facility. @  Read the full report via SM Online.

Homeland Insecurity

- GAO report finds weak IT security practices at DHS that make it vulnerable to attacks.

Founding Fathers

- GAO gives high marks to federal agencies with facilities on the National Mall.

Classified Data

- Oversight of contractors with foreign connections questioned.

Data Mining

- This GAO Report looks at how federal agencies are data mining personal consumer information.

DHS Criticized for Overuse of Contractors

- GAO says overreliance on contractors to handle certain functions is unwise because it could allow contractors to inappropriately influence government decisions.

Space-based Solar Power Could Aid Security

- A report released this month by the National Security Space Office finds that using space-based solar power is an opportunity for strategic security.

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