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DoD IG: GCCS-J IT System Has Just Half of Required Security Controls

DoD IG: GCCS-J IT System Has Just Half of Required Security Controls

The Global Command and Control System-Joint, which provides key information to military leaders, has just half of its required security controls at seven sites, according to a report from the Department of Defense Inspector General. Physical access control and account management are among the eight controls not implemented out of the 17 required. The information technology system informs military decisions by providing data on military operations across all terrains and the cyberspace, MeriTalk reported Monday. The report recommended the appointment of personnel to implement the remaining requirements in accordance with the instructions from the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff. DoD's IG also suggested an annual verification of security controls. The system's managers said the requirements are included in a draft interim memorandum titled "GCCS-J Cybersecurity Instructions and Best Practices."

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Tags: cybersecurity Defense Information Systems Agency Department of Defense Future Trends GCCS-J Cybersecurity Instructions and Best Practices Global Command and Control System–Joint MeriTalk security system

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