ABSTRACT

Coast Guard: Actions Needed to Enhance IT Program Implementation, Report to Congressional Committees   [open pdf - 3MB]

From the Highlights: "The U.S. Coast Guard, a component of the Department of Homeland Security, relies extensively on IT [information technology] systems and services to carry out its 11 statutory missions. It also relies on operational technology, which encompasses a broad range of programmable systems or devices that interact with the physical environment, such as sensors and radar. Historically, the Coast Guard has had longstanding issues managing its technology resources. As such, it plans to spend $93 million to improve the reliability and performance of these resources in fiscal year 2022. The 'William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021' included a provision for GAO [Government Accountability Office] to review several aspects of the Coast Guard's IT program. This report addresses, among other things, the extent to which the Coast Guard (1) has a process to plan for network capacity; (2) has cybersecurity risk management processes for IT and for operational technology; and (3) has incorporated federal requirements in its strategy for cloud computing."

Report Number:
GAO-22-105092
Publisher:
Date:
2022-07
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Government Accountability Office: https://www.gao.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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