The OIG’s Information Technology Audits and Computer Crime Investigations (ITACCI) component combines audit, investigative, and computer evidence expertise to address management and security issues. ITACCI conducts audits of the Department's Information Technology (IT) systems and related initiatives, with primary focus on Information Management and IT Security, including the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA). ITACCI investigates IT crimes, provides digital forensic services, and conducts proactive data analytics. ITACCI also provides timely, reliable expert data analysis in support of ongoing investigations and audits, develops risk models, and coordinates data mining efforts. ITACCI uses the latest technology and techniques to discover and defeat current and emerging threats from cyber and economic crime and operates a full-time, state-of-the art computer laboratory where we conduct and coordinate forensic analysis.
The OIG was one of the first offices of inspectors general to establish a combined audit-investigative IT unit to help ensure that IT issues are properly addressed and not overlooked. ITACCI employs three teams:
- IT Audits Division - conducts independent audits of ED’s IT systems and processes including the effectiveness of information security controls.
- Technology Crime Investigations - conducts investigations of network intrusions, performs digital media analysis in support of investigations, and conducts proactive data analytics to identify criminal activity.
- Computer Assisted Assessment Techniques Services - provides OIG units with data analysis and retrieval capability using sophisticated research techniques in support of ongoing investigations and audits.
Key Personnel:Assistant Inspector General for Information Technology Audits
and Computer Crime Investigations: Charles E. Coe, Jr.
Deputy Assistant Inspector General for Information Technology Audits
and Computer Crime Investigations: Sherri Demmel