The Government Accounting Office (GAO) is analyzing the US cybersecurity strategy for its effectiveness in protecting government IT and critical information infrastructures. The report is due to be completed in late January 2013 with recommendations to Congress and the Obama administration on how to improve IT security.
In a somewhat unprecedented move, this review was requested by the head of the GAO himself, US Comptroller General Gene Dodaro. Usually these requests are made by senators, representatives, or mandated by law.
The Government Accountability Office is preparing a comprehensive analysis of the nation’s cybersecurity strategy to determine its effectiveness in securing government IT and critical information infrastructures.
Gregory Wilshusen, GAO’s director of information security issues, says the report, which should be issued in late January, will contain recommendations to Congress and the Obama administration on how to improve IT security.
“Because there have been so many issues with federal information security and the protection of cyber critical infrastructure, we wanted to take a broad-based look at what we have reported in the past, look at the strategies that have been developed through the years by the federal government and look to see if there are some opportunities to improve them,” Wilshusen says.
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