Library of Congress Is just not Too Tech-Savvy: GAO Report

An important library on the earth has an IT disadvantage. That is the decision from the Authorities Accountability Office, which said in a new report issued on Tuesday that the Library of Congress has "very important weaknesses all through numerous areas" of its technological infrastructure. As home to 158 million books, manuscripts, audio recordings and totally different provides, along with the U.S. Copyright Office, the Library of Congress has strong organizational and security needs. No matter having $119 million to work with in 2014 to fulfill these needs, the GAO report found that the Library of Congress’ IT division was disorganized and lacked administration. Its chief information officer (CIO) did not have enough oversight or authority, the report states, a problem compounded by the reality that it has had 5 brief-time period CIOs since 2012. Completely totally different departments contained in the Library of Congress sometimes had their very personal IT strategies, resulting in conflicting or redundant hardware and software program program. Security protections have been "uneven," in accordance with the report. It moreover stated that the Library’s board had problem monitoring its private gear. For example, the Library knowledgeable the GAO it had 6,500 pc techniques, whereas the inventory listed 18,000. NBC Info reached out to the Library of Congress for comment however it did not immediately reply.

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First revealed April 1 2015, 7:forty 9 AM