Monthly Archives: March 2016

OIG Finds that the Department of Veteran’s Affairs has Failed to Meet Several Health IT Security Protocols

Posted on March24, 2016
The Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA), has failed to meet several health IT security protocols that are part of the Federal Information Security Management Act and Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). This happened during their efforts to update its Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VISTA). This all came public knowledge during a hearing held last week when Brent Arronte of the VA gave the Office of the Inspector General’s testimony, stating that VA has failed to…
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Florida Governor Removes Broward Health Chairman for Interference in IG Investigation

Posted on March24, 2016
Gov. Rick Scott suspended the chairman of the Broward Health board and the chairman of its audit committee Friday, after his inspector general expressed "grave concerns" about interference by board members into a state investigation of the public hospital system. The decision to suspend two of the seven board members, all appointed by the governor, came in response to a recommendation Friday from Melinda M. Miguel, the state's chief inspector general, who detailed extensive concerns about the board obstructing her…
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OIG Found That DOT Didn’t Conduct Annual Contingency Plan Testing

Posted on March18, 2016
According to the OIG, they found that the disaster recovery plans used for the U.S. Department of Transportation were not in compliance with their own policies. This new audit by the DOT's Inspector General's office examined the disaster recovery plans for DOT agencies' information systems. Effective disaster recovery planning is critical to maintain more than 450 information systems currently used by the department. In addition, the DOT agencies have not all effectively tested their plans to ensure they will work…
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Inspector General Revealed that the Sewerage and Water Board has Major Money Problems

Posted on March11, 2016
The New Orleans Inspector General Ed Quatrevaux released a report on March 9, 2016 that states that the Sewerage & Water Board failed to follow up on delinquent accounts. It stated that this was happening because of the lack of training and awareness of the collections policy. Those delinquent accounts, which were probed in early 2014, totaled more than $10 million. Cedric Grant, Executive Director of the Sewerage and Water Board, rejected Quatrevaux’s findings. “We try to work with [delinquent…
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Inspector General’s Report Reveals “A Stunning Indictment of the Department of Education’s Oversight of Student Loan Servicers..”

Posted on March04, 2016
According to a report released on March 1, 2016 by the Education Department's Inspector General, the agency conducted a review of its student loan servicers but it was deeply flawed, and they knowingly misled the public about the results. The charges being leveled against the department stem from an audit administered after the Justice Department fined student loan servicer Navient Solutions $60 million in 2014 for unlawfully charging active-duty service members high interest rates on student loans. To ensure the…
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