Federal News Radio reports the GAO report was originally prepared in May 2010 and declassified Monday. The report’s aim was to address how organized DoD is in its cybersecurity efforts.
GAO found DoD’s organization is spread across the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the military. No single joint publication completely addresses cyberspace operations.
“DoD has not completed a comprehensive, departmentwide assessment of needed resources, capability gaps and an implementation plan for addressing any gaps,” the report said.
The report recommends DoD set a timeframe to either complete a separate joint cyberspace publication or update ones already on the books. The report praised the launch of U.S. Cyber Command as an example of taking proactive measures at integrating cyberspace operations.