GAO High Risk Focus: Cybersecurity

Subcommittee on Government Operations
Subcommittee on Government Operations
Subcommittee on Information Technology
Subcommittee on Information Technology
Hearing Date: July 25, 2018 2:00 pm 2154 Rayburn HOB

PURPOSE:
  • 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.
BACKGROUND:
  • 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

Name Title Organization Panel Document
The Honorable Gene L. Dodaro Comptroller General U.S. Government Accountability Office Document
Ms. Suzette Kent Federal Chief Information Officer U.S. Office of Management and Budget Document