|Title:||Mission Accountability Support Tracker Lacked Sufficient Security Controls|
|VA Office:||Office of the Secretary
|Report Author:||Office of Audits and Evaluations
The VA Office of Inspector General (OIG) evaluated the merits of a May 2021 hotline complaint alleging that the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) disregarded privacy procedures so it could more quickly use a workload tracking system without receiving the appropriate security authorization. The Mission Accountability Support Tracker (MAST) helps quantify the work VBA’s support services staff perform in response to employee requests for facility, equipment, and vehicle management; reasonable accommodation; and identification card issuance and renewal. Because staff use personally identifiable information (PII) in their work, the information could be compromised in an unauthorized, unsecure application.