Report 2015-121 Recommendation 3 Responses

Report 2015-121: California Department of Veterans Affairs: The State Paid Nearly $28 Million for a Flawed System That Fails to Meet the Needs of Its Veterans Homes (Release Date: June 2016)

Recommendation #3 To: Veterans Affairs, Department of

To ensure accountability and independence between the provision of IPO and IV&V services on future IT projects, by September 2016 CalVet should establish a policy requiring it to use separate contractors for IPO and IV&V services when IPO services are not provided directly by the Technology Department.

Agency Response*

CalVet has developed CalVet IT Policy #ISD-16-001 to ensure IPO and IV&V services on future IT projects use separate contractors/providers for each service. The policy has been disseminated to all staff.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Completion Date: August 2016
  • Response Date: August 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

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†Response Type refers to the interval in which the auditee is providing the State Auditor with their status in implementing recommendations made in an audit report. Auditees must submit a response regarding their progress in implementing recommendations from our reports at three intervals from the release of the report: 60 days, six months, and one year or subsequent to one year.

*Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.

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