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VA issued more than 157,000 flawed credentials, says IG

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October 6, 2011
FedCyber Wire, Incidents
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Credentials used to access Veterans Affairs Department facilities and information systems were improperly issued due to missing procedures and significant control lapses in enrollment center operations, according to a VA Inspector General report (.pdf) published Sept. 30.

The department may have issued at least 147,000 personal identity verification credentials without cross-checking applicant information with terrorist databases or identity source documents, finds the OIG. What’s more, VA issued at least 5,100 PIVs without background verifications and 5,600 credentials were issued by staff circumventing separation of duty control requirements, according to the report.

via FierceGovernmentIT, continued here.