Nextgov: GPO Has No Disaster Recovery Plan for Its Tech, Watchdog Says

“The Government Publishing Office doesn’t have a policy to bring its IT infrastructure back online if disaster strikes, according to an internal watchdog.”

“Without a contingency plan for its general support system, the agency risks losing access to critical data and IT systems if its operations are disrupted, the GPO Inspector General said in a report published Thursday. The lack of emergency planning was one of several IT shortcomings auditors highlighted in their annual review of the agency’s financial statements.”

“Under current policy, the chief information officer is responsible for developing a strategy to “ensure minimal impact upon data processing operations in the event the IT system or facility is damaged or destroyed.” The plan must account for…” Read the full article here.

Source: GPO Has No Disaster Recovery Plan for Its Tech, Watchdog Says – By Jack Corrigan, February 4, 2019. Nextgov.


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