|Title||Announced||Priority Area||Program Area||State|
|Assessment of HUD's IT Infrastructure to Support Telework Due to COVID-19||06/2020||Information Technology and Cybersecurity||Office of the Chief Information Officer||All|
HUD OIG is conducting research to assess the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)’s information technology (IT) infrastructure’s preparedness and capability to support mass mandatory telework due to the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19). This also included assessing for compliance with HUD information technology policies and Federal information system security requirements. The CARES Act provided HUD with approximately $12 billion to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 crisis and the ability to waive certain requirements. Within the funds appropriated to the agency, $35 million was appropriated to the Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) for salaries, expenses, IT purposes and to support telework.