Despite having a lead role in the implementation of the White House’s Digital Government Strategy, the General Services Administration didn’t exactly pass an audit of its mobility programs with flying colors. A Sept. 10, 2013 office of inspector general report found several problems with GSA mobile security and acquisition.
Although all apps are required to undergo GSA’s security assessment and meet the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002, none of the mobile applications GSA has released to Apple or Google Play stores underwent such assessments, says the report.
After developing and releasing four apps, GSA required that evaluations of future apps follow National Institute of Standards and Technology Special Publication 800-53 controls. But auditors says those controls are not comprehensive.
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