National Security-Related Agencies Need to Better Address Risks

What GAO Found Reliance on a global supply chain introduces multiple risks to federal information systems. These risks include threats posed by actors?such as foreign intelligence services or counterfeiters?who may exploit vulnerabilities in the supply chain and thus compromise the confidentiality, integrity, or availability of an end system and the information it contains. This in turn can adversely affect an agency?s ability to effectively carry out its mission. Each of the key threats could create an unacceptable risk to federal agencies.
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