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The following are the GAO reports published in 2009 that are discussed in this wiki (in reverse chronological order). Those Reports that have already been summarized are in blue; those that have not yet been summarized are in red.




  • Information Security: Concerted Effort Needed to Improve Federal Performance Measures (GAO-10-159T) (Oct. 29, 2009).
  • Information Security: NASA Needs to Remedy Vulnerabilities in Key Networks (GAO-10-4) (Oct. 15, 2009).
  • Critical Infrastructure Protection: OMB Leadership Needed to Strengthen Agency Planning Efforts to Protect Federal Cyber Assets (GAO-10-148) (Oct. 15, 2009).
  • Information Security: NASA Needs to Remedy Vulnerabilities in Key Networks (GAO-10-4) (Oct. 15, 2009).
  • Information Security: Actions Needed to Better Manage, Protect, and Sustain Improvements to Los Alamos National Laboratory's Classified Computer Network (GAO-10-28) (Oct. 14, 2009).
  • Telecommunications:Current Broadband Measures Have Limitations and New Measures Are Promising but Need Improvement (GAO-10-49) (Oct. 9, 2009).



  • Emergency Communications: National Communications System Provides Programs for Priority Calling, but Planning for New Initiatives and Performance Measurement Could be Strengthened (GAO-09-822) (Aug. 2009).



  • Information Security: Federal Information Security Issues (GAO-09-817R) (June 30, 2009).
  • Information Technology: Federal Agencies Need to Strengthen Investment Board Oversight of Poorly Planned and Performing Projects (GAO-09-566) (June 30, 2009).
  • Emergency Communications: Vulnerabilities Remain and Limited Collaboration and Monitoring Hamper Federal Efforts (GAO-09-604) (June 26, 2009).
  • Cybersecurity: Continued Federal Efforts Are Needed to Protect Critical Systems and Information (GAO-09-835T) (June 25, 2009).
  • Governments Have Acted to Protect Personally Identifiable Information, (GAO-09-759T) (June 17, 2009).
  • Export Controls: Fundamental Reexamination of System Is Needed to Help Protect Critical Technologies (GAO-09-767T) (June 4, 2009).
  • Military and Dual-Use Technology: Covert Testing Shows Continuing Vulnerabilities of Domestic Sales for Illegal Export (GAO-09-725T) (June 4, 2009).
  • Privacy and Security: Food and Drug Administration Faces Challenges in Establishing Protections for Its Postmarket Risk Analysis System (GAO-09-355) (June 1, 2009).


  • Defense Exports: Foreign Military Sales Program Needs Better Controls for Exported Items and Information for Oversight (GAO-09-454) (May 20, 2009).
  • Information Security: Agencies Make Progress in Implementation of Requirements, but Significant Weaknesses Persist (GAO-09-701T) (May 19, 2009).
  • Aviation Security: TSA Has Completed Key Activities Associated with Implementing Secure Flight, but Additional Actions Are Needed to Mitigate Risks (GAO-09-292) (May 13, 2009).
  • Telecommunications: Broadband Deployment Plan Should Include Performance Goals and Measures to Guide Federal Investment (GAO-09-924) (May 12, 2009).
  • Information Security: Cyber Threats and Vulnerabilities Place Federal Systems at Risk (GAO-09-661T) (May 5, 2009).


  • Information Technology: Management and Oversight of Projects Totaling Billions of Dollars Need Attention (GAO-09-624T) (Apr. 28, 2009).




  • Information Security: Further Actions Needed to Address Risks to Bank Secrecy Act Data (GAO-09-195) (Jan. 30, 2009).
  • Information Security: Continued Efforts Needed to Address Significant Weaknesses at IRS (GAO-09-136) (Jan. 9, 2009).

Other GAO Reports[]

The following entries list GAO Reports in chronological order by year: