The U.S. Postal Service is in the midst of a large-scale investment program to bolster its cybersecurity, but a new report from its inspector general calls for more insights into how recurring expenses could affect the service’s goals.
The report comes as the Postal Service recently had to address security weaknesses on its public-facing websites that allowed the information of 60 million users to be exposed. The service is amid a six-year program to modernize its cybersecurity infrastructure, through fiscal 2022.
The OIG found that although USPS’s overall strategy has helped strengthen the service’s cybersecurity posture, it hasn’t accounted for operating expenses like software licenses or employee and contractor support in its long-term planning.