Independent Verification and Validation and IS Audit

North Carolina’s NC FAST Project

NewSouth provides talented staff to support the current NC FAST (North Carolina Families Accessing Services through Technology) Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) project. NC FAST is a program designed to improve the way the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) and county departments of social services deliver the whole spectrum of Welfare services, such as Food and Nutrition Services, Medicare, Medicaid, Work First and Child Care. It is a highly integrated case management system supporting all service and benefit programs and replaces 19 legacy systems. Working with our prime partner, Maximus, NewSouth staff members provide continual IV&V services and periodic reports for all NC FAST system modules and business processes under development.

North Carolina’s Year 2000 Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Project

NewSouth provided Program/Project Manager of the State of North Carolina’s Year 2000 Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V) Project, a $9 million project to conduct an independent assessment of the State’s 126 most mission critical computer applications. Managed 8 contracting IV&V vendor companies staffing the project with up to 120 professionals concurrently. Completed project on time and under budget.

Conducted risk assessment and information systems audit on a university web-based portal application. Included UNIX security review and a network vulnerability assessment, using Internet Information Scanner (ISS) assessment tool.

Led an information systems audit of the PeopleSoft Accounts Payable application at North Carolina State University Controller’s office to assess and recommend improvements in Peoplesoft configuration and UNIX security controls.