The US General Accountability Office (GAO) issued the 19-page report, “Cybersecurity and Information Technology: Federal Agencies need to Strengthen Efforts to Address High-Risk Areas” on July 29. It was preceded by President Biden’s comments made to the Office of the Director National Intelligence and staff and the leadership of the intelligence community on July 27. Both pointed out shortcomings in the cyber readiness of the United States government.

The President’s comments to the intel community caused a bit of a stir when he said, “If we [United States] end up in a war, a real shooting war with a major power, it’s going to be as a consequence of a cyber breach of great consequence.”

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