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Report thumping Army for mobile cyber security efforts yanked off DoD website
From: InfoSec News <alerts () infosecnews org>
Date: Fri, 5 Apr 2013 02:50:50 -0500 (CDT)

https://www.networkworld.com/news/2013/040313-army-cybersecurity-268371.html

By Ellen Messmer
Network World
April 03, 2013

A report from the Inspector General of the U.S Department of Defense that's critical of the way the Army has handled mobile-device security has been inexplicably yanked from the IG DoD public website but can still be found in the Google caching system.

The IG DoD report No. DODIG-2013-060, entitled "Improvements Needed With Tracking and Configuring Army Commercial Mobile Devices," dated March 26, flatly states the Army's chief information officer "did not implement an effective cybersecurity program for commercial mobile devices." The Inspector General of the DoD is the independent oversight division in the DoD that investigates whether the DoD is operating effectively and efficiently.

The report was apparently removed from the IG DoD website after a handful of news organizations wrote about it, but so far the IG DoD hasn't responded to questions about the report's sudden disappearance.

The report is highly critical of the way the Army in terms of weakness in its cybersecurity program as pertains to commercial mobile devices, aiming the brunt of its criticism at the Army CIO.

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