Accession Number : ADA616944
Title : Insider Threats: DOD Should Strengthen Management and Guidance to Protect Classified Information and Systems
Descriptive Note : Congressional rept.
Corporate Author : GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE WASHINGTON DC
Report Date : Jun 2015
Pagination or Media Count : 56
Abstract : Since 2010, the United States has suffered grave damage to national security and an increased risk to the lives of U.S. personnel due to unauthorized disclosures of classified information by individuals with authorized access to defense information systems. Congress and the President have issued requirements for structural reforms and a new program to address insider threats. A 2014 House Committee on Armed Services report included a provision that GAO assess DOD s efforts to protect its information and systems. This report evaluates the extent to which (1) DOD has implemented an insider-threat program that incorporates minimum standards and key elements, (2) DOD and others have assessed DOD s insider-threat program, and (3) DOD has identified any technical and policy changes needed to protect against future insider threats. GAO reviewed studies, guidance, and other documents; and interviewed officials regarding actions that DOD and a nonprobability sample of six DOD components have taken to address insider threats.
Descriptors : *INFORMATION SECURITY , CLASSIFIED MATERIALS , GUIDANCE , MANAGEMENT , POLICIES , STANDARDS , THREATS , UNITED STATES
Subject Categories : Information Science
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE