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CBP Expands Public-Private Partnerships

As of December 2018, CBP reported that it had completed data collection as called for in the plan, and was analyzing results. CBP expects to issue internally an assessment report for the RSP and DAP based on this analysis in April 2019, and then on an annual basis. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

GAO: Significant Attention Needed on ‘High-Risk’ National Cybersecurity

The risks to systems underpinning the nation’s critical infrastructure are increasing as security threats evolve and become more sophisticated. Since 2010, GAO has made over 3,000 recommendations to agencies aimed at addressing cybersecurity shortcomings. Although many recommendations have been addressed, about 700 have not yet been implemented. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

GAO Adds Government Personnel Security Clearance to High-Risk List

A faulty security clearance process has the potential to become a national security threat. GAO says the government personnel security clearance process faces significant challenges related to processing clearances in a timely fashion, measuring investigation quality, and ensuring information technology security.  Keep Reading

GAO: Actions Needed to Maintain a Trained Cyber Mission Force

GAO found that CYBERCOM has taken a number of steps to develop its CMF teams. However, as of November 2018, many of the 133 CMF teams that initially reported achieving full operational capability no longer had the full complement of trained personnel, and therefore did not meet CYBERCOM's readiness standards. Keep Reading

// by Kylie Bielby

GAO: EPA Delayed Assessments of Harmful Chemicals

The EPA has faced criticism for delaying work on chemicals like formaldehyde, which is listed as a probable human carcinogen, and a Government Accountability Office report now confirms EPA leadership delayed assessments of toxic chemicals for months in 2018 and ultimately slashed the number of chemicals being assessed. Keep Reading

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