Sondra McCauley

  • Sondra McCauley: DHS to update outdated IT equipment

    The Transportation Security Administration has long been working with outdated IT security protocols and equipment. In response, the Homeland Security Inspector General has said the agency is making progress to ensure its IT infrastructure is more stable and secure. Sondra McCauley, DHS assistant Inspector General for IT Audits, explains the updates with Eric White on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Sondra McCauley: How good is DHS’ own cybersecurity?

    How good is the Homeland Security Department’s own cybersecurity? The DHS inspector general took a look as called for by the Cybersecurity Act of 2015. Sondra McCauley, assistant inspector general for IT audits, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with all the findings.

  • VA to spend $60 million more on cyber after auditors’ continued concerns

    Steph Warren, VA’s CIO, said he moved money out of projects and into cybersecurity to ensure the agency gets rid of as many material weaknesses as they can. The decision to move money comes as Congress turns back up the heat on VA to correct long-standing and systemic cyber shortcomings.

  • VA struggles with accuracy as disability claims get more complex

    The Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made significant strides in targeting its most complicated disability claims toward its most seasoned claims processing staff, but IG audits still find errors in nearly a third of compensation claims processed for Traumatic Brain Injury.