OIG: Energy Department's cybersecurity needs improvement

Federal Times: The Department of Energy needs to better its cybersecurity initiatives for the next fiscal year, according to DOE’s Office of Inspector General.

The OIG set out to determine whether the agency’s unclassified cybersecurity program provides proper protection for DOE’s information systems operations and assets, as required by the Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014.

The OIG’s FY 2017 independent evaluation found the closure of 13 of the prior fiscal year’s 16 weaknesses, and a reduction of nine vulnerability management findings in FY 2016 to five in FY 2017.

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