Implementation of cross-departmental office directives

Federal Administration’s ICT reorganisation (today Chancellery – Digital Transformation and ICT Steering Sector)

Key facts

The Federal IT Steering Unit (FITSU) ensures implementation of the information and communication technologies (ICT) strategy in the Federal Administration. For this purpose, it issues guidelines for the administrative units and manages the ICT standard services. Steering and managing the use of ICT in the Federal Administration was boosted in 2012. The FITSU now performs steering tasks. These changes influence supervision of the administrative units. This report concentrates on supervision in the sense of monitoring implementation of the directives and specifications in the departments. The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) checked whether or not the tasks, powers and responsibilities are defined and supervision is also carried out.