DOD IG: Security policies ‘fragmented, redundant and inconsistent’

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A new report from the Department of Defense inspector general said the agency’s security policy is “fragmented, redundant and inconsistent” despite decades of similar criticism.

There are at least 43 distinct DOD security policies “covering the functional areas of information security, industrial security, operations security, research and technology protection, personnel security, physical security, and special access programs,” the inspector general report said.

It continued, “The sheer volume of security policies that are not coordinated or integrated makes it difficult for those at the field level to ensure consistent and comprehensive policy implementation.”

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