Project Description

Cybersecurity IRS 1075 Policy Assistance – Unemployment Insurance

Project Brief

In 2016, the Internal Revenue Service updated security and audit requirements for Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and state and federal tax information. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development is responsible for the state’s Unemployment Insurance program – and the systems in support of this program manage sensitive data.

Wostmann assessed existing security and audit policies and procedures against these updated requirements and assisted the state agency in developing or modifying procedures as identified by the assessment. To do this, Wostmann carefully analyzed the IRS 1075 requirements and then performed a detailed crosswalk to existing policies and procedures, both formal and informal. For each deliverable identified through this analysis, Wostmann developed a detailed plan for accomplishing the updates or new deliverables, including approach and time estimates. Wostmann then worked closely with department staff, in some cases creating new policies and in others simply updating what already existed.

Deliverable: Wostmann’s expertise and capacity in cybersecurity and audit procedures resulted in the Unemployment Insurance program successfully meeting compliance with the IRS requirements.

Deliverables

  • Wostmann’s expertise and capacity in cybersecurity and audit procedures resulted in the Unemployment Insurance program successfully meeting compliance with the IRS requirements

Related Work

State and Local Contracts

Wostmann & Associates has more than 25 years experience in state government technology projects. We have supported the State of Alaska in a variety of initiatives, from website and reporting systems to complex integration and enterprise systems and we welcome opportunities to any state with our experienced, senior technology professionals. We often perform our government services via our joint-venture partnership, Alaska IT Group, which combines our services with those of other leading small technology firms. Wostmann and Alaska IT Group are registered in Alaska for several IT service categories listed below. State agencies and local governments may utilize the Alaska Task Order Procurement System (TOPS) for our services or may contact us directly for more information.

  • Cat 2: Mid-range Systems Support

  • Cat 3: Specialized Server and Middleware Administration

  • Cat 4: Data Center Consulting

  • Cat 5: Security Consulting

  • Cat 6: IT Management Consulting

  • Cat 7: IT Procurement and Grant Services

  • Cat 8: OS390 and Z/OS Mainframe Applications Programming Support

  • Cat 9: Distributed Application Analysis, Design and Programming

  • Cat 10: Document Management

  • Cat 12: Project Management

  • Cat 13: Quality Assurance