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GAO Report Targets IRS Security Weaknesses

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and other Department of Treasury agencies, continue to have “material weaknesses” in security controls designed to protect the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their systems, a new General Accounting Office (GAO) report concludes. According to the GAO, the investigative arm of Congress, the security weaknesses and inconsistent implementation of security controls exist, in part, because of Treasury’s department-wide program, “while evolving, has not yet been fully institutionalized across the entire department.” Treasury’s bureaus have 708 information systems supporting its operations with a centralized data communications network and management system interconnecting networks and systems at the bureaus and departmental offices. Full Story

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