ABSTRACT

Information Technology and Cybersecurity: Using Scorecards to Monitor Agencies' Implementation of Statutory Requirements, Statement of Carol C. Harris, Director, Information Technology and Cybersecurity, Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Government Operations, Committee on Oversight and Reform, House of Representatives   [open pdf - 345KB]

From the Highlights: "Congress has long recognized that IT [information technology] systems provide essential services critical to the health, economy, and defense of the nation. In support of these systems, the federal government annually spends more than $100 billion on IT and cyber-related investments. However, many of these investments have suffered from ineffective management. Further, recent high profile cyber incidents have demonstrated the urgency of addressing cybersecurity weaknesses. To improve the management of IT, Congress and the President enacted FITARA [Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act] in December 2014. FITARA applies to the 24 agencies subject to the Chief Financial Officers Act of 1990, although with limited applicability to the Department of Defense. GAO [Government Accountability Office] was asked to provide an overview of the scorecards released by this Subcommittee. The scorecards have been used for oversight of agencies' efforts to implement statutory provisions and other IT-related topics."

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GAO-22-106105
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2022-07-28
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Public Domain
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Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
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