Report 2014-116 Recommendation 16 Responses

Report 2014-116: California Department of Consumer Affairs' BreEZe System: Inadequate Planning and Oversight Led to Implementation at Far Fewer Regulatory Entities at a Significantly Higher Cost (Release Date: February 2015)

Recommendation #16 To: Consumer Affairs, Department of

Consumer Affairs should develop a process to ensure that it prepares all required project management documents and undertakes all oversight activities related to BreEZe as CalTech requires so that it can prevent or identify and monitor future problems as they arise. This includes taking steps to sufficiently respond to any concerns that the IPO specialist and the IV&V consultant raise.

Agency Response*

The Department has developed a process to ensure that its IT projects meet all project management documentation requirements during their planning phase. Additionally the Department, in collaboration with Department of Technology (CalTech), has implemented a process to clearly document all activities the project undertakes in response to oversight findings related to BreEZe as identified by CalTech's IPO and IV&V oversight staff. This documentation identifies the steps taken to sufficiently respond to any concerns that the IPO specialist and the IV&V consultant raise and is reviewed in its entirety with CalTech oversight staff each month at a minimum. (Attachments 2 & 3)

  • Response Type†: 60-Day
  • Completion Date: January 2015
  • Response Date: April 2015

California State Auditor's Assessment of Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2014-116

†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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