Report 2015-130 Recommendation 17 Responses

Report 2015-130: The CalGang Criminal Intelligence System: As the Result of Its Weak Oversight Structure, It Contains Questionable Information That May Violate Individuals' Privacy Rights (Release Date: August 2016)

Recommendation #17 To: Justice, Department of

As the Legislature considers creating a public program for shared gang database oversight and accountability, Justice should guide the board and the committee to identify and address the shortcomings that exist in CalGang's current operations and oversight. The guidance Justice provides to the board and the committee should address, but not be limited to, determining what steps must be taken to upgrade CalGang's controls to ensure that CalGang will automatically purge all individuals whose records have not been updated by user agencies for five years.

1-Year Agency Response

At the California Gang Node Advisory Committee and CalGang Executive Board meetings in February 2017, the board advised Justice that this recommendation has been completed.

Justice confirmed with the vendor, CSRA, that the automatic purge was implemented.

  • Completion Date: February 2017
  • Response Date: August 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 1-Year Status: Fully Implemented

In September 2017, one of our information technology auditors met with Justice and its CalGang database vendor (CSRA). Our auditor observed the various edit checks and controls CSRA has put in place as a result of our audit findings. Based on these observations, we agree that this recommendation has been fully implemented.


6-Month Agency Response

Justice management attended the CalGang Executive Board meeting in September 2016. The board and the CalGang vendor have compiled a list of recommendations to ensure that individuals are purged automatically, as necessary. The CalGang vendor is working to assign cost to implementation of its recommendations.

At the recent California Gang Node Advisory Committee and CalGang Executive Board meetings in February 2017, the board advised Justice that this recommendation has been completed.

  • Completion Date: February 2017
  • Response Date: February 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of 6-Month Status: Pending


60-Day Agency Response

Justice management attended the CalGang Executive Board meeting in September 2016. The board and the CalGang vendor have compiled a list of recommendations to ensure that individuals are purged automatically, as necessary. The CalGang vendor is working to assign cost to implementation of its recommendations.

  • Estimated Completion Date: To be determined
  • Response Date: October 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of 60-Day Status: Pending


All Recommendations in 2015-130

Agency responses received are posted verbatim.


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