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Hearing Hearing Date: July 25, 2018 2:00 pm 2154 Rayburn HOB

GAO High Risk Focus: Cybersecurity

GAO High Risk Focus: Cybersecurity
July 25, 2018
2:00 pm
2154 Rayburn HOB
  • To review cybersecurity challenge areas highlighted by the Government Accountability Office’s (GAO) High Risk interim report and discuss actions to resolve these challenges.
  • To examine how the Federal Chief Information Officer intends to coordinate a government-wide response to address cybersecurity challenges.
  • On July 25, 2018, GAO will release an interim report identifying four major cybersecurity challenges and ten critical actions the federal government must take to address them.
  • According to the report, the federal government needs to implement a more comprehensive cybersecurity strategy and improve its oversight. Additionally, the federal government must focus on maintaining a qualified cybersecurity workforce; addressing security weaknesses in federal systems and information and enhancing cyber incident response efforts; bolstering the protection of cyber critical infrastructure; and prioritizing efforts to protect individual’s privacy and PII.
Witnesses and testimonies: The Honorable Gene L. Dodaro

Comptroller General
U.S. Government Accountability Office


Ms. Suzette Kent

Federal Chief Information Officer
U.S. Office of Management and Budget