Report Slams Computer D.C. Agency 's Security Practices

    Date31 Jan 2001
    CategoryGovernment
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Computer systems at more than 60 agencies in the District of Columbia remain at risk because of shoddy computer security practices at the DC Department of Public Works, the General Accounting Office (GAO) said today. In a comprehensive audit of . . . Computer systems at more than 60 agencies in the District of Columbia remain at risk because of shoddy computer security practices at the DC Department of Public Works, the General Accounting Office (GAO) said today. In a comprehensive audit of security practices at the department released today, the GAO found that the District had not adequately limited computer access granted to employees. The report also said the District had improperly managed the majority of its employees' user IDs and passwords, and failed to maintain software controls or sufficiently protect its networks and other computer systems from unauthorized use.

    The review centered on computer security controls for agencies that manage the District of Columbia's $31 million Highway Trust Fund, and details computer security weaknesses at the DC Department of Public Works, the office of the District's chief financial officer and the chief technology officer.

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