Government Accountability Office

For ransomware, feds need more rigorous comms, GAO says


The Government Accountability Office issued a reminder to the federal agencies that help states and localities respond to ransomware.

GAO: Feds helpful on ransomware, could be more communicative


The GAO gave federal agencies like CISA solid marks on incident response, but also found communications breakdowns, singling out the FBI.

Review of K-12 cyber incident response plans has started, says Ed. Dept.


A department official said incident response plans last updated in 2010 are getting a new look, following a GAO report last year.

FCC didn't follow GAO's 2018 recommendations to improve broadband on tribal lands


The Federal Communications Commission didn't implement any of the three recommendations the Governmental Accountability Office made in 2018 to improve broadband access on tribal lands, according to a report published Thursday.

Federal report urges cybersecurity regulation reforms sought by states


A review of four major agencies' rules — including the FBI's and Social Security's — for how states use their data affirms NASCIO's long-held desire to harmonize cybersecurity regulations.