02/28/2008 - 30 The number of foreign companies inspected in 2007 by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), out of the 3,249 that imported drugs into the United States. The FDA hopes to inspect 50 companies next year, an inadequate number according to the GAO.
02/14/2008 - Human-factor-caused train accidents, such as a January 2005 accident in Graniteville, South Carolina, which killed nine people and resulted in the release of toxic chlorine gas, have increased in recent years. The Transportation Department has issued a regulation to reduce such accidents by emphasizing the need to follow operating procedures.
01/30/2008 - Andrew Jaquith has provided IT security professionals with a comprehensive guide to capturing security metrics that will help them demonstrate return on investment to decision makers in the executive suite.
12/17/2007 - Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act requires companies to include in their annual reports a report of management of the company's internal control over financial reporting. How IT risks and controls are affected is explained in a Q&A format in a new publication from risk-consulting company Protiviti. Link to the Protiviti paper, Guide to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act: IT Risks and Controls,