We reviewed the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) information technology (IT) modernization roadmap. A significant number of HUD’s mission-essential applications have not been modernized, which presents multiple sources of risk. These applications are hosted on legacy information systems and mainframe platforms, which are operationally inefficient, increasingly difficult to secure, and costly to maintain. ...
Junio 29, 2021
HUD Fiscal Year 2020 Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA) Evaluation Report
The Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014 (FISMA) directs Inspectors General to conduct an annual evaluation of the agency information security program. FISMA, Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) establish information technology (IT) security guidance and standards for Federal agencies. We conducted this evaluation to...
Noviembre 30, 2020
This memorandum report summarizes survey and interview results on the impact mandatory telework is having on U.S. Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) operations. The HUD Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducted surveys and interviews to evaluate HUD’s use of agency-wide telework in response to the novel coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. The study was designed to provide insights into the types of obstacles that...
Junio 01, 2020
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Inspector General audited HUD’s compliance with the purchase card program requirements for fiscal years 2017 and 2018 based on our risk assessment. Our audit objective was to determine whether HUD maintained accurate records of cardholders and transactions; HUD employees took purchase card training when required; and HUD purchase cards were used for illegal, improper...
Enero 31, 2020
Topic Brief: Open Information Technology and Privacy Program Recommendations Issued to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by the Office of Inspector General’s Office of Evaluation
This topic brief summarized the current status of all information technology (IT) and privacy program recommendations issued to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) by the Office of Inspector General’s Office of Evaluation, Information Technology Evaluations Division (iTED) from Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 through 2019. The report breaks down numbers of recommendations by functional areas and analyzes the progress made...
Enero 09, 2020
Topic briefs are a tool we use to keep officials within the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) informed of challenges so that its leadership can be better prepared to address them. This topic brief describes our observations of the time it takes the Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) to complete risk-based scoring. HUD implemented its risk analysis process to help CPD field offices identify and...
Junio 27, 2019
The Federal Government may choose to outsource for products or services using contracts and contractors. HUD-owned and contractor-supported products and services are core to achieving HUD’s mission. In FY 2017, HUD awarded 2,338 contracts, modifications, and task orders valued at $3.9 billion. Specifically, HUD awarded 1,598 contracts totaling $3.1 billion in ultimate contract value for FY 2017. While 19 HUD offices awarded FY 2017...
Diciembre 20, 2018
The Office of Native American Programs Section 184 Program Continues To Operate Without Adequate Oversight 3 Years After the Prior OIG Audit
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Section 184 Indian Home Loan Guarantee program based on a Senate Appropriations Committee request to review the management and oversight of the program. OIG had previously audited the Section 184 program in 2015 (audit report 2015-LA-0002) and determined that the Office of Loan Guarantee (OLG) did not provide adequate oversight of the program. The objective of...
Agosto 27, 2018
HUD Did Not Always Ensure That Grantees Maintained the Required Depository Agreements for Investing Program Funds
We audited the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) Office of Native American Programs’ Indian Housing Block Grant program. We selected the program based on concerns as to whether grantees invested, obligated, and spent program funds within the required period. Our audit objective was to determine whether HUD’s Office of Native American Programs ensured that grantees invested, obligated, and spent program funds...
Agosto 13, 2018
This report reviewed the Office of Native American Programs – Office of Loan Guarantee’s (OLG) Section 184 program to determine whether its IT systems enabled effective management and oversight of the program. We found HUD had not successfully deployed an information technology (IT) system that enabled effective management and appropriate oversight of all Indian Home Loan Guarantee Program (Section 184 program) processes. Multiple IT...
Agosto 13, 2018