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Nuclear Security: Los Alamos National Laboratory Faces Challenges In Sustaining Physical and Cyber Security Improvements
GAO-08-1180T: Published: Sep 25, 2008. Publicly Released: Sep 25, 2008.
Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is one of three National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) laboratories that designs and develops nuclear weapons for the U.S. stockpile. LANL employees rely on sensitive and classified information and assets that are protected at different levels, depending on the risks posed if they were lost, stolen, or otherwise compromised. However, LANL has experien...
IRS Systems Security: Tax Processing Operations and Data Still at Risk Due to Serious Weaknesses
T-AIMD-97-76: Published: Apr 10, 1997. Publicly Released: Apr 10, 1997.
GAO discussed the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) computer security weaknesses. GAO stated that neither this testimony or the report just released quantifies the total number of weaknesses that GAO found or the number of weaknesses found in each of the eight functional categories of security that GAO reviewed, or details the most serious weaknesses that GAO found.GAO noted that: (1) GAO's on-site...
Classified Information: Costs of Protection Are Integrated With Other Security Costs
NSIAD-94-55: Published: Oct 20, 1993. Publicly Released: Nov 29, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the costs of protecting national security information.GAO found that: (1) governmentwide costs directly applicable to national security information totalled over $350 million in 1992, including $239 million for security clearances, $58 million for secure equipment, $49 million for courier services, and $6 million for declassification work; (2) in a...
Document Security: Justice Can Improve Its Controls Over Classified and Sensitive Documents
GGD-93-134: Published: Sep 7, 1993. Publicly Released: Sep 20, 1993.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's protection of classified and sensitive documents, focusing on the: (1) security compliance review activities of the Security Compliance Review Group (SCRG); (2) Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) nightly security inspections of its headquarters building; and (3) controls placed on classified documents sent between t...
Computer Security: DEA Is Not Adequately Protecting Sensitive Drug Enforcement Data
IMTEC-92-83: Published: Sep 22, 1992. Publicly Released: Sep 30, 1992.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO assessed the adequacy of the Drug Enforcement Administration's (DEA) computer security, focusing on: (1) DEA compliance with laws and requirements for protecting sensitive computer information; and (2) Department of Justice (DOJ) oversight of DEA compliance with computer security requirements.GAO found that: (1) DEA has not identified all of its computer sy...
Computer Security Weaknesses at the Department of Justice
T-IMTEC-91-15: Published: Jun 27, 1991. Publicly Released: Jun 27, 1991.
GAO discussed computer security weaknesses in the Department of Justice's (DOJ) computer systems that store highly sensitive law enforcement information. GAO noted that DOJ: (1) security weaknesses have life-and-death implications for such individuals as witnesses, informants, and law enforcement officials whose identities could be disclosed because of inadequate controls; (2) did not develop secu...
OSS-11.1.4: Published: Apr 1, 1991. Publicly Released: Apr 1, 1991.
GAO provided a publication to: (1) introduce employees to the GAO Security Manual; and (2) acquaint employees with their security responsibilities and the manual's requirements...
Justice's Weak ADP Security Compromises Sensitive Data
T-IMTEC-91-6: Published: Mar 21, 1991. Publicly Released: Mar 21, 1991.
GAO discussed the Department of Justice's (DOJ): (1) recent sale of surplus computer equipment that was later found to have highly sensitive data; and (2) continuing exposure to similar breaches of security. GAO noted that DOJ: (1) showed patterns of neglect and inattention in ensuring information security nationwide; (2) was unable to provide it with such basic factual information as the total nu...
Justice Automation: Tighter Computer Security Needed
IMTEC-90-69: Published: Jul 30, 1990. Publicly Released: Aug 23, 1990.
Pursuant to a congressional request, GAO reviewed the Department of Justice's (DOJ) computer security program, focusing on compliance with the Computer Security Act of 1987 and other applicable laws and regulations.GAO found that: (1) DOJ computer security program weaknesses posed significant risks to the integrity of its computer systems and sensitive information within its organizations; (2) wea...
Central Agencies' Compliance With OMB Circular A-71, Transmittal Memorandum No. 1
LCD-80-56-I: Published: Apr 30, 1980. Publicly Released: May 2, 1980.
GAO summarized actions taken by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) in its leadership role relating to agencies' automated systems security programs and actions taken by key central agencies to comply with the requirements of OMB Circular A-71, transmittal memorandum No. 1, entitled "Security of Federal Automated Information Systems."A task team's evaluations of agencies' plans showed that s...