Monthly Archives: October 2014

OIG report highlights concerns with FDA’s computer network

Posted on October24, 2014
An audit of the FDA’s computer network immediately after a cybersecurity breach last year detected vulnerabilities in the agency’s system. The report, released Tuesday by the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Inspector General, said investigators weren’t able to gain unauthorized access to the FDA network. However, they found problems that could allow unauthorized users to view or change FDA data and cause key FDA systems to go unavailable. See more at FEDSCOOP.
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Inspector General: Red-Light Camera Program Management ‘Fundamentally Deficient’ Under Redflex

Posted on October17, 2014
Chicago Inspector General Joseph Ferguson’s office released its review of the city’s red-light camera network under former manager Redflex Traffic Solutions Friday morning. To the surprise of few, the OIG found management of the program by Redflex and the city to be lacking, while the source of spikes in ticket issuances from a dozen cameras in the network that prompted the review remain a mystery. To continue reading this story click here.
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Meet Fort Leonard Wood’s first Female Inspector General

Posted on October14, 2014
Fort Leonard Wood's Office of the Inspector General has a female at the helm -- a first for the installation. Lt. Col. Teresa Schlosser, command Inspector General and 20 year Army engineer, has been the IG since August. "As a female engineer, there already aren't very many of us at this rank. It's kind of cool to be the first female IG on post. I didn't even think about it at first, then we saw a list from the last…
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DHS OIG: FEMA’s $247 Million Supply Chain System Inadequate

Posted on October09, 2014
Significant flaws in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) $247 million disaster relief system may hamper an effective response to a catastrophic disaster, according to a recent audit by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG). “One of FEMA’s prime missions is to immediately provide survivors with three days’ worth of basic emergency supplies,” said Inspector General John Roth. “As presently configured, this supply chain system is not up to that task.” Read more at…
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Texas Sunset Commission Critical of HHS, Recommends Overhaul

Posted on October07, 2014
In a blistering 225-page report on the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, the Texas Sunset Advisory Commission recommended that the state’s health and human services system undergo a massive overhaul. In one instance, for nearly five years, a state contractor — the Texas Medicaid and Healthcare Partnership — allowed workers with limited expertise to approve millions of dollars in dental and orthodontic claims. Now, the federal government says Texas is responsible for paying it back, because the state agency…
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