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U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Chief Information Officer, Fiscal Year 2019 Federal Information Security Modernization Act

Report Information

Date Issued
Report Number:
50503-0002-12 (USDA)
Report Type
As required by FISMA, OIG reviewed USDA’s ongoing efforts to improve its information technology security program and practices during fiscal year 2019.
Joint Report
Agency Wide
No (location specific)

United States

Questioned Costs
Funds for Better Use


Perform a complete review to identify the full population and last review date of all IT policies and procedures maintained by the Department. For each policy/procedure that does not have evidence of review within the time frame prescribed by DR 0100-001, perform a review, and make appropriate revisions before obtaining the appropriate approver’s signature and timestamp. Revised policies/procedures should be disseminated to employees as required by NIST SP 800-53 Revision 4.

Enforce USDA’s non-mission software policy and remove the unauthorized software from USDA systems.