NASA Security: Assessing the Agency's Efforts to Protect Sensitive Information


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In January of each year, the OIG submits to the House of Representatives and Senate Appropriations Committees a letter describing the audits and investigations we conducted the preceding year that shed light on the extent to which NASA is complying with Federal export control laws.

In our most recent letter we summarized

- four audits examining security controls for NASA's information technology (IT) assets, many of which contain data subject to export control laws; and

- a special review examining a Chinese national's access to the Langley Research Center (Langley) in Hampton, Virginia.

Before highlighting two of the audits and describing the Langley investigation and another special review involving foreign nationals and export issues at the Ames Research Center (Ames) in Mountain View, California, I will highlight several themes from our oversight work that echo findings made by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) and the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) in their recent examinations of export control practices and management of foreign national access at NASA.

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