United States Global Defense Posture: Hearings Before the Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, Hearings Held, February 26, June 18, November 5, 19, 2003, Volume 4

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Page 124 - The President The White House Washington. DC 20500 Dear Mr. President: This is a critical week for our nation and for the world.
Page 39 - GAO's March 6, 2002, Testimony We performed this review from May 2001 to March 2002 in accordance with generally accepted government auditing standards. Dramatic increases in computer interconnectivity, especially in the use of the Internet, continue to revolutionize the way our government, our nation, and much of the world communicate and conduct business.
Page 117 - ... government for the American people. GAO examines the use of public funds; evaluates federal programs and policies; and provides analyses, recommendations, and other assistance to help Congress make informed oversight, policy, and funding decisions. GAO's commitment to good government is reflected in its core values of accountability, integrity, and reliability. Obtaining Copies of GAO Reports and Testimony...
Page 42 - Agency, foreign governments already have or are developing computer attack capabilities, and potential adversaries are developing a body of knowledge about US systems and methods to attack these systems. Since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, warnings of the potential for terrorist cyber attacks against our critical infrastructures have also increased.
Page 60 - ... promptly take steps to detect intrusions and misuse before significant damage can be done. In addition, accounting for and analyzing security problems and incidents are effective ways for an organization to gain a better understanding of threats to its information and of the cost of its security-related problems. Such analyses can also pinpoint vulnerabilities that need to be addressed to help ensure that they will not be exploited again. In this regard, problem and incident reports can provide...
Page 39 - Internet, are revolutionizing the way our government, our nation, and much of the world communicate and conduct business. The benefits have been enormous. Vast amounts of information are now literally at our fingertips, facilitating research on virtually every topic imaginable; financial and other business transactions can be executed almost instantaneously, often on a 24-hour-a-day...
Page 13 - ... the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Security Agency (NSA) have established a program under the National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP) to evaluate IT product conformance to international standards.
Page 37 - ... computer systems and, more important, to the critical operations and infrastructures they support. For example, telecommunications, power distribution, water supply, public health services...
Page 66 - Mr. Chairman, this concludes my statement I would be pleased to answer any questions that you or other members of the Subcommittee may have at this time. If you should have any questions about this testimony, please contact me at (202) 512-3317.
Page 89 - The subcommittee will come to order. This afternoon, we will receive testimony from the Air Force and the General Accounting Office (GAO) on the Air Force airborne tanker fleet.

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