DEPARTMENT OF CENTRAL MANAGEMENT SERVICES BUREAU OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SERVICES
THIRD PARTY REVIEW
For the Year Ended:
June 30, 2002
State of Illinois
WILLIAM G. HOLLAND
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Department of Central Management Services (Department) Bureau of Communication and
Computer Services carries out statutory responsibilities relating to data processing and
telecommunication services (20 ILCS 405/10; 20 ILCS 405/20; 20 ILCS 405/250; 20 ILCS
405/255; and 20 ILCS 405/260). To fulfill its responsibilities, the Department operates
the Central Computer Facility (CCF), the Communications Center, and its branch facility.
The branch facility also serves as the primary backup site should a disaster prevent
processing at the CCF. Through its facilities, the Department provides data processing
services to approximately 107 user entities.
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ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF CENTRAL MANAGEMENT
BUREAU OF COMMUNICATION AND COMPUTER SERVICES
4 Units Configured as 15 Production Systems
82,511 Nodes Statewide (Terminals, Printers, etc.)
|State Agency Users||
1999 -- 131
|Historical Growth Trend*||
MIPS-- Million Instructions Per Second
* In the month of April for each year listed
Information provided by the Department
|AGENCY DIRECTOR AND BUREAU MANAGER|
|During Audit Period: Director:
Michael Schwartz -- Bureau Manager: Frank Cavallaro
Currently: Director: Michael Schwartz -- Bureau Manager: Frank Cavallaro
State Government Must Be Prepared
Disaster Contingency Planning
In the past several years, the Department has made progress in addressing the disaster contingency needs of the States Central Computer Facility; however, the plans and operational provisions still need to be enhanced to provide assurance that all of the States critical applications and network operations can be recovered within required timeframes. The State is placing great reliance on the Departments ability to provide data processing and network services in the event of a disaster. As such, comprehensive and thoroughly tested disaster contingency plans are an essential component of recovery efforts.
The Department should continue its efforts to ensure that the necessary components (plans, equipment, and facilities) are available to provide for continuation of critical computer operations in the event of a disaster. In addition, the Department should review contingency plans and conduct comprehensive tests of the plans on an annual basis.The Department concurred with our recommendation and stated the Department will continue to maintain, evaluate, and enhance its preparations for the business continuity of the State's critical Information Technology assets for which it is responsible.
Procedures were generally sufficient to provide reasonable, but not absolute, assurance that relevant general and application control objectives were achieved.
WILLIAM G. HOLLAND, Auditor General