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MonitorThis section contains SFAO audits on major federal IT projects.

Audit Key ICT project ASALfutur - Report to the Supervisory Commission for the Unemployment Insurance Fund and the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) audited the key IT project ASALfutur at the Unemployment Insurance Compensation Office (SECO TC) for the third time. The project is in the implementation phase. The existing ASAL application is used to pay unemployment insurance benefits. At the end of March 2021, unemployment benefits were paid to around 158,000 individuals and, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, short-time working compensation was paid to around 44,600 companies.

Audit number: 21304

Audit Key ICT project Telecommunications Surveillance - Federal Department of Justice and Police

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) audited the Telecommunications Surveillance (TS) programme for the third time. The main focus was on the revised overall planning, which became necessary due to various delays. The TS programme aims to adapt the processing system of the Post and Telecommunications Surveillance Service (PTSS) and the police information systems of the Federal Office of Police (fedpol). Originally, the Federal Department of Justice and Police (FDJP) planned to invest CHF 112 million in this expansion of the criminal police's telecommunications surveillance. In 2015, Parliament approved a guarantee credit of CHF 99 million for this purpose.

Audit number: 20376

Audit Key ICT project DaziT - Federal Customs Administration

Through its DaziT programme, the Federal Customs Administration (FCA) will have fundamentally simplified business transactions with citizens and companies by the end of 2026. The FCA wants to reduce the annual burden on business partners by around CHF 125 million. Within the administration, the optimisations should enable at least 300 administrative positions to be cut and shifted to the control area, and IT operating costs to be reduced by 20%. The total costs for the programme have increased by CHF 38.5 million to CHF 465.3 million since the last audit by the Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO). These additional costs are due to additional internal personnel expenses.

Audit number: 20287