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Food Anti-Terror Efforts Lacking, Report Says

Efforts to protect the nation’s food supply from terrorism have no centralized coordination, according to a Government Accountability Office report. In an 81-page report released Tuesday, GAO said no single agency is in charge of overseeing the federal government’s progress in implementing food and agriculture defense policies. The Agriculture Department‘s …

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FDIC Must Improve Financial Data Protection, GAO Report Says

The agency responsible for protecting deposits in U.S. banks has weak information security controls, threatening the security of financial data, a Government Accountability Office report says. The report, published Aug. 12, examined the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation’s controls designed to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of its financial systems …

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GAO Plans Early Exits for Employees

The Government Accountability Office is now the latest agency trying to reduce its workforce by offering early retirements and buyouts. GAO Comptroller General Gene Dodaro announced the plans Aug. 8 in a memo to all agency employees. The early retirement offers are a certainty and the buyouts are conditional upon …

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GAO Report: State’s Info Security Program Limited

The State Department has developed a system for identifying and prioritizing information security risks but it does not paint a complete picture, a Government Accountability Office report said. The department developed iPost, a program providing continuous monitoring capabilities of information security risk. The department also developed a scoring system for …

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