Summary of Information Assurance Weaknesses Found in Audit Reports Issued from August 1, 2007, Through July 31, 2008 [open pdf - 420KB]
The Department of Defense Office of Inspector General released this report in order to examine the Department of Defense for Information Assurance practices. "This report is the 10th annual Information Assurance (IA) summary the DoD IG has issued since January 1999. The 10 IA reports summarize 426 reports on IA weaknesses [...] Between August 1, 2007, and July 31, 2008, the DoD audit community and GAO issued 21 reports addressing a wide range of IA weaknesses that persist throughout DoD systems and networks.1 This report summarizes those reports. If the IA weaknesses continue, they will impede the ability of DoD to mitigate risks in a shared information technology environment. Those risks include harm resulting from loss, misuse, unauthorized access, and modification of information or information systems. A loss of information in DoD information systems is itself unacceptable and could undermine mission effectiveness."
Dept. of Defense, Office of Inspector General, Report No. D-2008-125
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