The Inspector General of the Pentagon released its report that divulged the agency's continued vulnerability to insider threats, reporting that "more progress is needed."
"Although the DoD has made progress defending against insider threats, more progress is needed," the IG said in its report, released Friday.
"Despite efforts to limit insider risks, two contractors working for the National Security Agency removed classified information in 2017, and in at least one instance disclosed classified information detrimental to national security," the IG wrote.
Further, the IG "determined that the National Security Agency's processes and technical controls to limit insider threats from privileged users to its networks, systems, and data were ineffective."
That finding comes more than four years since Edward Snowden pulled off his hack and release of tens of thousands of NSA documents.
The IG also found "weaknesses" in the way the Armed Services protected patient health information.
"The DoD OIG is examining whether the Navy and Air Force implemented sufficient security protocols to protect electronic health records and patient health information from unauthorized access and disclosure," the IG wrote.
The report said that in July, the IG published more than 100 recommendations that, if implemented, would "improve the DoD's efforts to reduce its risks of insider threats."
"These actions would help the DoD to build and sustain its cyber workforce, improve its ability to conduct offensive and defensive cyberspace operations, and protect its systems and networks from cyber threats," the IG wrote.
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