Report 2015-130 Recommendation 22 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 #22 To: Justice, Department of

If Justice believes it needs additional resources to guide the board and the committee to identify and address the shortcomings that exist in CalGang's current operations and oversight, to report on the board and committee's progress in addressing CalGang's shortcomings, and to post necessary information to its website, Justice should take steps to secure the resources it needs.

Agency Response*

Justice received funding and position authority from the Legislature for enhancements to the CalGang system with the FY 2017-18 budget; however, Justice will have no authority to implement the recommendations made by the CSA until legislation is passed. Justice will continue to work with the board and committee until express authority is granted by the Legislature.

  • Response Type†: 1-Year
  • Completion Date: July 2017
  • Response Date: August 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented


Agency Response*

Justice will seek funding for six new positions, training, and contract resources for CalGang system improvements.

  • Response Type†: 6-Month
  • Estimated Completion Date: Unknown
  • Response Date: February 2017

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending


Agency Response*

Justice will seek funding for new positions, training, and contract resources for system improvements, however Justice is waiting until the Legislature establishes some statewide policy before requesting any additional resources for program improvements.

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Estimated Completion Date: Unknown
  • Response Date: October 2016

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Pending


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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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