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From: InfoSec News (alertsinfosecnews.org)
Date: Fri Apr 05 2013 - 02:50:50 CDT
By Ellen Messmer
April 03, 2013
A report from the Inspector General of the U.S Department of Defense that's
critical of the way the Army has handled mobile-device security has been
inexplicably yanked from the IG DoD public website but can still be found in
the Google caching system.
The IG DoD report No. DODIG-2013-060, entitled "Improvements Needed With
Tracking and Configuring Army Commercial Mobile Devices," dated March 26,
flatly states the Army's chief information officer "did not implement an
effective cybersecurity program for commercial mobile devices." The Inspector
General of the DoD is the independent oversight division in the DoD that
investigates whether the DoD is operating effectively and efficiently.
The report was apparently removed from the IG DoD website after a handful of
news organizations wrote about it, but so far the IG DoD hasn't responded to
questions about the report's sudden disappearance.
The report is highly critical of the way the Army in terms of weakness in its
cybersecurity program as pertains to commercial mobile devices, aiming the
brunt of its criticism at the Army CIO.
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