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USC, IG Confirm Investigation after Nerve Reporting

May 11, 2016

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SC State agencies defy budget law

By RON AIKEN We report. They investigate. UPDATE 5/18: A source confirms to The Nerve that the FBI has been made aware of the allegations leading to the investigation into USC’s IT procurement and UTS department and “stands ready” to assist should the IG ask. — Ron Aiken Today both the South Carolina Inspector General and […]

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Big Blue-U: Did IBM Deserve a No-Bid, $70M Contract with USC?

March 28, 2016

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By RON AIKEN Deal allows USC to finish Innovista project, outsource IT With a rubber-stamped vote from the board of trustees and an unprecedented exemption from the former Budget & Control Board, the University of South Carolina in November 2014 bypassed state procurement law when it awarded a no-bid $70 million, 10-year contract with IBM. […]

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No Accountability, Unethical Practices Cost OneCarolina, USC Millions

March 21, 2016

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By RON AIKEN Beach houses, pyramid schemes, mismanagement riddle $80M program As the University of South Carolina has formally put the brakes – or, “hit the pause button,” as it said in a statement – on the HR and payroll components of the ambitious OneCarolina implementation that resulted in the firing last week of approximately 40 consultants and […]

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USC Spent Millions for Software It Already Had

March 14, 2016

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SC State agencies defy budget law

By RON AIKEN Duplicate systems purchased at enormous cost, reasons doubted BREAKING UPDATE: Multiple sources have confirmed to The Nerve Tuesday morning that approximately 30-35 consultants and contractors have been laid of PeopleSoft’s HR component and given end of the day (today) to leave. The HR rollout, last scheduled for January, has been delayed indefinitely. OneCarolina Phase II […]

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USC Program Has Campus in Crisis

March 9, 2016

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By RON AIKEN Budgets “inaccurate,” invoices piling up, federal funds jeopardized A new, $34.8 million dollar campus-wide computer system the University of South Carolina launched last year has prevented officials across the USC system from seeing accurate budgets or paying mounting invoices since July 1, multiple sources in various departments have confirmed to The Nerve. […]

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