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Actions Needed to Address Challenges Facing Federal Systems

Topics: Information Technology and Cybersecurity,

This testimony by Gregory C. Wilshusen, the Government Accountability Office's Director of Information Security Issues, before the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform summarizes issues with how the federal government approaches cybersecurity. The main challenges discussed include implementing risk-based cybersecurity programs at federal agencies, securing building and access control systems, overseeing contractors, improving incident response, responding to breaches of personally identifiable information, and implementing security programs at small agencies.

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