Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General: Management Oversight Challenges Remain for DHS' Intelligence Systems Information Technology Security Program [Unclassified Summary] [open pdf - 140KB]
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) states the following about this report: "We evaluated the security program and practices for the Department of Homeland Security's Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information systems according to Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) annual requirements. We focused on the security program management, implementation, and system administration of the department's intelligence systems. We primarily assessed the department's Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M), system certification and accreditation, and incident reporting processes, as well as its security awareness training program. The objective of our evaluation was to determine whether the department is properly protecting Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmented Information and the systems that support the department's intelligence operations and assets. We assessed the effectiveness of the information systems security controls for the department's intelligence systems, and the remediation of the findings that we reported as a result of our Fiscal Year 2007 assessment. This is the department's first year reporting on U.S. Coast Guard's (USCG) FISMA compliance. Fieldwork was conducted from May through October 2008, at the Intelligence and Analysis (I&A) and USCG."
Department of Homeland Security, Office of Inspector General, Report No. OIG-09-30
United States. Dept. of Homeland Security: http://www.dhs.gov/