“The report, being released at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing Wednesday, catalogues the seven “top management and performance challenges” cited by 61 inspectors general (IG). Those challenges are information technology security and management, performance management and accountability, human capital management, financial management, procurement management, facilities maintenance and grant management.”

Security of federal IT systems is a wide spread problem. Among the report’s findings:
  • “The “protection of federal IT systems from intrusion or compromise by external or internal entities … is a long-standing, serious, and ubiquitous challenge for federal agencies across the government … failure to meet this challenge can have significant consequences in any number of ways, including by exposing individuals’ personal information and compromising national security,” as happened when “data breaches at the Office of Personnel Management exposed the personal information of over 20 million people.”