ICT governance

General Secretariat of the Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport

Key facts

In its annual programme for 2020, the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) announced that it would audit the ICT governance of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS). The audit was subsequently scheduled for 2022, as various factors made it impossible to perform in the preceding years. In light of the findings from the audit preparation in summer 2022, the SFAO decided not to carry out a full audit for the following reasons: The heads of the department and the Defence Group (Group V) have recognised the need for action and the risks in relation to ICT governance, and have initiated corresponding measures. Moreover, the SFAO currently sees no urgent need for action. However, a conclusive evaluation is not yet possible, as the results of these efforts are still outstanding.