ILLINOIS CRIMINAL JUSTICE INFORMATION AUTHORITY
For the Two Years Ended: June 30, 2011
Release Date: March 6, 2012
Summary of Findings:
Total this audit: 1
Total last audit: 3
Repeated from last audit: 1
State of Illinois, Office of the Auditor General
WILLIAM G. HOLLAND, AUDITOR GENERAL
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• The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority did not fully test its disaster contingency plan.
FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, AND RECOMMENDATIONS
LACK OF DISASTER CONTINGENCY PLAN
The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority (Authority) did not fully test its disaster contingency plan.
The primary mission of the Authority is to "improve the administration of justice by enhancing the information tools available to State and local criminal justice agencies and administrators." To accomplish this, the Authority maintains several essential computer systems. This finding has been repeated since 1987.
The Authority moved the majority of its computer processing environment as well as its backup systems to an off-site facility. A recovery test of the Authority’s new computing environment had not been performed. The Authority has not been able to execute a full test due to lack of available funding to purchase additional workstations, servers, and data circuits.
Tests of disaster recovery plans (and the associated documentation of the test results) verify that the plans, procedures and resources provide the capability to recover essential systems within the required timeframe. (Finding 1, pages 9-10)
Authority officials accepted the finding. (For previous Authority response, see Digest Footnote #1)
Auditors conducted a compliance examination of the Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority for the two years ended June 30, 2011 as required by the Illinois State Auditing Act. The Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority has no funds that require an audit leading to an opinion on financial statements.
WILLIAM G. HOLLAND
Our special assistant auditors were Bronner Professional Services.
#1 – LACK OF DISASTER CONTINGENCY PLAN – Previous Response
2009: The Authority accepts this finding and is currently working on completing the Disaster Recovery Plan.