5 Common Issues State Auditors See in Government IT Departments

Members of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers say it’s these five areas that usually trip up IT departments.

by Dawn Kawamoto / August 8, 2018
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Earlier this year, Michigan's auditor general cited the state's Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) for gaps in its network cybersecurity. It gave the department 60 days to develop a game plan and come into compliance with the audit recommendations.

An audit can mean many things for an IT department, including orders to make big changes.

Government Technology reached out and talked to five members of the National Association of State Auditors, Comptrollers and Treasurers — auditors from the state governments of Minnesota, Virginia, New Jersey, Colorado and Arizona — who outlined five common problems that trip up IT departments. And these folks offered advice on how to avoid them. 

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