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NYS Comptroller

THOMAS P. DiNAPOLI

Audits of Local Governments and School Districts

Madison-Oneida BOCES – Internal Controls Over Information Technology (2012M-109)


Released: September 7, 2012 -- [read complete report - pdf]

Purpose of Audit

The purpose of our audit was to determine, for the period July 1, 2010, to February 15, 2012, whether the Mohawk Regional Information Center (MORIC) controls prevent improper access to its information technology systems and data.

Background

The Madison-Oneida Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES) is governed by the Board of Education (Board) which is composed of nine members elected by the boards of education of its component school districts. The Board is responsible for the general management and control of the BOCES. MORIC, a department within the Madison-Oneida BOCES, provides financial applications, network infrastructure, equipment, and technical support to 52 component school districts and four BOCES. MORIC maintains a wide-area network (WAN) which serves these schools and BOCES. MORIC is staffed with a Director, assistant directors, network administrators, field support technicians and other support personnel.

Key Findings

The information technology vulnerabilities we identified in our audit are not discussed in this report due to the sensitivity of this information. Rather, we have communicated our findings separately to MORIC officials so they could take corrective action.

Key Recommendations

We have communicated our recommendations separately to MORIC officials so they could take corrective action.


Local Government and School Accountability Contact Information:

Phone: (518) 474-4037; Email: localgov@osc.state.ny.us
Address: Office of the State Comptroller, Division of Local Government and School Accountability
110 State Street, 12th Floor; Albany, NY 12236