Report Summary

Title: Administrative Investigation Failure to Safeguard and Misuse of VA Equipment and Lack of Candor Office of Information & Technology Fayetteville, Arkansas
Report Number: 10-02858-102
Issue Date: 2/23/2011
City/State: Fayetteville, AR
Washington, DC
VA Office: Office of Information and Technology (OIT)
Report Author: Office of Investigations
Report Type: Administrative Investigation
Release Type: Redacted
Summary: We substantiated that Mr. Charles Gephart, Director of IT Field Security Operations, Office of Information and Technology, violated VA policy when he failed to properly safeguard and to report the theft of a VA-issued laptop computer in September 2007. We also found that he misused his VA-issued computers, cellular telephone, and email to create and send messages and pornographic images to another person and failed to testify freely and honestly about his past behavior and actions.