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Senate Proceeding on Jul 11th, 2008 :: 1:35:25 to 1:41:15
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Patrick Leahy

1:34:19 to 1:35:25( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Patrick Leahy

Patrick Leahy

1:35:11 to 1:35:25( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: farm, and noticed -- also known as the farm is expansion enough so that you can hide. >> that, it is. we have a report this morning our pert -- our first witness is ambassador harold geisel he serves

Harold Rogers

1:35:25 to 1:35:41( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: the acting inspector general for the department of state. yes and the duty of deputy inspector for the department of state and broadcast of governors in it june of this year. he is a career officer. dedicated

Harold Rogers

1:35:25 to 1:41:15( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: Harold Rogers

Harold Rogers

1:35:41 to 1:36:01( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: more than 20 years to this department. 1994, ambassador geisel was inspector general to the problem, held a position deputy assistant for information management from '95-'96. in which he directed the

Harold Rogers

1:36:01 to 1:36:22( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: development of the department's first i tee strategy plan. he was -- at france's rate in 1996, 1999 receive his bachelor degrees from johns hopkins university. his master's degree in finance from the

Harold Rogers

1:36:22 to 1:36:36( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: university of virginia and i saw senator cardin with a smile. i mentioned john hopkins. so, please, go on, ambassador. >> chairman leahy, ranking member specter, senator cardin, they give for inviting

Harold Rogers

1:36:36 to 1:36:50( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: me to discuss with you the privacy concerns reported in the results of our review of controls over access to passport records in the department of states passport information electronic records system.

Harold Rogers

1:36:50 to 1:37:07( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: or peers. people report has been provided to the commitment. in march, 2008, media reports surfaced about the passport files maintained by the department of state of three u.s. senators who were also

Harold Rogers

1:37:07 to 1:37:22( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: presidential candidates have been improperly accessed by department employees and contractors. on march 21, 2008, the office of inspector general office of audits and initiated a review of the role of consular

Harold Rogers

1:37:22 to 1:37:39( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: affairs control over access up passport records. an issue the final report one week ago on july 2nd. the zero ig made 22 recommendations to address the control weaknesses and the department concurred with

Harold Rogers

1:37:39 to 1:37:52( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: 19 of them partially agreed with one and did not agree with two recommendations. they found many control weaknesses. including a general lack of polies procedures guidance and training. relating

Harold Rogers

1:37:52 to 1:38:13( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: to the prevention and detection of unauthorizedccess to passport and applicant information. and a subsequent response and disciplinary process these when a potential unauthorized access is substantiated.

Harold Rogers

1:38:13 to 1:38:27( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: as of april, 2008, appears contained records on about 192 passports about 127 million passport holders. these records include personally identifiable information or pii as it is no such as the applicant's

Harold Rogers

1:38:27 to 1:38:45( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: name, and gender, social security number, date and place of birth and passport number. it also contains additional information such as previous names used by the applicants. citizenship status of

Harold Rogers

1:38:45 to 1:38:58( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: the applicants parent or spouse, and scanned images of passport photos. paris offers users the ability to query information pertaining to passports and vital records as well as to view and print original

Harold Rogers

1:38:58 to 1:39:15( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: copies of the associated documents. as a result the records are protected from released by the privacy act of 1974. unauthorized access to the records make cuts to a violation of the computer fraud

Harold Rogers

1:39:15 to 1:39:28( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: and abuse act. at the time of the publicized breeches, and neither consular affairs nor the department had implemented reach notification policies procedures or other criteria for reporting incidents of

Harold Rogers

1:39:28 to 1:39:41( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: authorized access of passport records when they were detected. however, between march and may of 2008 consular affairs and the bureau of administration took a number of corrective actions including issuing

Harold Rogers

1:39:41 to 1:39:58( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: interim guidance on the various steps to be followed and decisions to be made in response to potential incident of all unauthorized access to passport records and applicants personally identifiable

Harold Rogers

1:39:58 to 1:40:12( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: information. and, they issued a department wide p i. i. breach response policy. while these actions are taken, are commendable, oig has recommended the department conducted necessary vulnerability and

Harold Rogers

1:40:12 to 1:40:28( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: risk assessments of all passport systems given the weaknesses and data vulnerabilities identified in this review of marc rotenberg-214 accordingly believe the department should make resources available

Harold Rogers

1:40:28 to 1:40:44( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: to conduct the assessment as quickly as possible. oig also recommended they ensure the accuracy of the privacy impact assessment for peers and for all other passports systems to accurately reflect security

Harold Rogers

1:40:44 to 1:40:59( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: controls for and risk to personally identifiable information. i would like to introduce mr. by mark duda assistant director of audits who led this review and he will provide a summary of the findings.

Harold Rogers

1:40:59 to 1:41:15( Edit History Discussion )

Harold Rogers: thank you for the opportunity to present this timely information to you today. following his remarks, we would be happy to answer any questions you might have. >> thank you, ambassador of course,

Patrick Leahy

1:41:15 to 1:41:28( Edit History Discussion )

Patrick Leahy: mr. duda. prior to being at the department of state with a senior evaluator in the department of treasury as inspector auditor and inspector at the smithsonian institution office of inspector general,

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