October 14th, 2010
03:21 PM ET
4 years ago

Obama's cybersecurity initiative mired in 'shortfalls,' audit says

(CNN) - More than a year after President Obama called for improved national cybersecurity, only two of his recommendations have been fully implemented and the remaining 22 have been only partially implemented, a federal audit said Thursday.

Delays stem from federal agencies "moving slowly because they have not been assigned roles and responsibilities," the Government Accountability Office report said. Also, the position of a new cybersecurity policy official was vacant for seven months, auditors said.

Most of the recommendations also failed to have milestones and plans for implementation, the report found.

"Consequently, until roles and responsibilities are made clear and the schedule and planning shortfalls identified above are adequately addressed, there is increased risk the recommendations will not be successfully completed, which would unnecessarily place the country's cyber infrastructure at risk," the report said.


Filed under: GAO • issues • Obama administration
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. Augsbee

    What else is new?????

    October 14, 2010 03:44 pm at 3:44 pm |
  2. GOP Scorched Earth Politics

    Not just the government but also the private sector is to blame. We need the big telecomms and ISP's to get on the same page.
    You cynical GOP clones sit in your lazyboy's and complain, while Obama and the Dem's are doing all the work.

    October 14, 2010 04:09 pm at 4:09 pm |
  3. TOTAL FACT

    OBAMA is not interested in implementing anyof his promises. His promises were lies to get elected. He is only interested in getting rich, spending as many of our tax dollars and then borrowing more so we can not get out of debt. putting a worthleess health system upon us and embarassing us with our allies. THIS MAN NEEDS IMPEACHING NOW.

    October 14, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  4. Barry

    Isn't Government so efficient. Not!

    October 14, 2010 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  5. LacrosseMom(real one)

    The U.S. government is ALWAYS mired down. Did anyone read Richard Clark's book "Cyber War"? The U.S. had its "Cyber War Pearl Harbor" in 2007, since then very little has been done to beef up our cybersecurity.

    I applaud President Obama for striving to deal with this very dangerous issue! The biggest threat to the U.S. is..... cyber war.

    October 14, 2010 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  6. stufthis

    I wonder which republican senator put a hold on the cyber security policy official.

    October 14, 2010 04:19 pm at 4:19 pm |
  7. stufthis

    TOTAL FACT IS A TOTAL LIE. If he ever posted a fact, it would die of loneliness.

    October 14, 2010 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  8. WILLARD BULLOCK

    Obama is mocked out of his presdient

    October 14, 2010 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |