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Record #: F2016-68   
Type: Report Status: Placed on File
Intro date: 12/14/2016 Current Controlling Legislative Body:
Final action: 12/14/2016
Title: Inspector General's report regarding Office of Emergency Management and Communications Public Safety Cameras Audit
Sponsors: Dept./Agency
Topic: REPORTS - Miscellaneous
Attachments: 1. F2016-68.pdf
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Joseph M. Ferguson Inspector General
OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL
City of Chicago

740 N. Sedgwick Sheet, Suite 200 Chicago. Illinois 60654 Telephone: (773) 478-7799 Fax: (773) 47S-3949


December 12, 2016


To the Mayor, Members of the City Council, City Clerk, City Treasurer, and residents ofthe City of Chicago:

The City of Chicago Office of Inspector General (OIG) has completed an audit of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications's (OEMC) management of public safety cameras. OEMC is responsible for managing nearly 2,700 City-owned public safety cameras. OEMC also manages City, state, and federal access to a wider network of City, sister agency, and private cameras that includes more than 27,000 surveillance cameras.

OIG's audit focused on functionality and maintenance of City-owned public safety cameras, as well as whether OEMC provided camera network access to only the appropriate personnel. We found that OEMC did not comply with, and did not require other departments to comply with, Citywide policies regulating access to information systems. We also found that OEMC did not establish and enforce operational objectives for the public safety camera program and that, as a result, OEMC cannot evaluate the adequacy of current operational levels. Finally, OIG found that while OEMC's camera system project manager—the Public Building Commission (PBC)— received and reviewed vendor deliverables, adjustments could meaningfully improve PBC's vendor oversight. OIG recommends that OEMC implement robust IT security practices, develop performance measures for system operability, and review PBC's vendor oversight.

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