Tag Archives: risk assessment

GAO: TSA Launches Efforts to Address Weaknesses Related to Pipeline Cybersecurity

Pipeline Security

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) made 15 recommendations for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to deal with weaknesses concerning its oversight of U.S. pipeline systems and found that TSA has addressed most of them, such as enhancing monitoring of security review performance, clarifying parts of its Pipeline Security Guidelines and evaluating staffing needs.

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GAO Assesses 5G Strategy Against Six Key Characteristics of Effective National Strategies

5G

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has examined the National Strategy to Secure 5G released by the White House in March 2020 and found that the document partially addressed five of the six desirable characteristics for an effective national strategy. GAO called on the assistant to the president for national security affairs to collaborate with the National Security Council (NSC) and National Economic Council. 

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DHS Issues Electromagnetic Pulse Program Status Report; Ken Cuccinelli Quoted

Ken Cuccinelli

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has released a report to provide updates on DHS’ efforts to address vulnerabilities posed by electromagnetic pulses and improve the resilience of the country’s electrical grid and other critical infrastructure against an EMP attack.

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GAO: DHS Risk Assessments Help Critical Infrastructure Owners, Operators Take Security Measures

The Government Accountability Office has found that the Department of Homeland Security performs risk assessments for critical infrastructure across the three sectors – nuclear reactors, materials and waste; critical manufacturing; and transportation systems – that GAO evaluated. GAO said in a report published Monday that DHS incorporates the three risk elements …

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GAO: DoD Should Review ‘Internet of Things’ Security Policies, Guidance

The Government Accountability Office has urged the Defense Department to evaluate security policies and guidance related to internet of things devices, then identify areas that require new policies or updated guidance. GAO said Thursday DoD has conducted infrastructure-related and intelligence assessments to examine security risks posed by IoT tools but the department has …

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NIST Releases Cybersecurity Guide for Small Businesses

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a cybersecurity guide meant to help small businesses secure information systems. NIST said Wednesday it created the Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals guide in an effort to provide basic cybersecurity steps and walk small business owners through a risk assessment process. “Businesses of all sizes face …

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GAO: VHA Should Establish Evaluation Process to Implement Org Structure Actions

The Government Accountability Office has recommended the Veterans Health Administration develop an evaluation process to analyze the implementation of organizational structure recommendations. GAO said in a report publicly released Thursday that it has suggested VHA evaluate the implementation of the Veterans Integrated Service Networks realignment to address potential gaps and apply lessons learned …

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Gen. Paul Selva: Innovation Ideas Exist Across DoD, Military

U.S. Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the ideas of reform and innovation has spread in the military, DoD News reported Thursday. Jim Garamone writes Selva discussed the Defense Department‘s “state of innovation” at the Center for Strategic and International Studies Thursday to collect ideas and knowledge from younger …

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