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MonitorThis section contains SFAO audits on major federal IT projects.

Audit Key ICT project Renewal of the biometrics system platform - State Secretariat for Migration

The Swiss Federal Audit Office (SFAO) audited the programme for the renewal of the biometrics system platform for the third time. The programme will procure and introduce new standard systems for recording biometric data for the Swiss passport, the identity card and residence permits for foreign nationals. The systems need to be replaced because essential components are reaching the end of their lifespan. The main focus of this audit was on the revised overall planning, which became necessary due to the termination of the collaboration with the main supplier.

Audit number: 21494

Audit Key ICT project ERP systems D/ar programme – follow-up audit of the implementation of a key recommendation - Defence Group

Two programmes for the implementation of SAP S/4HANA are in progress in the Federal Administration. The Federal Office for Buildings and Logistics (FOBL) is running the SUPERB programme, which focuses on civil support processes (finance, personnel, logistics, real estate and procurement). Defence (D) is running the ERPSYSVAR programme to implement a mission-critical system using the Defence & Security SAP solution. This system must be downgradable in case of deployment, i.e. it must be possible to couple and decouple it from civilian systems. At the same time, both systems should make use of the potential for synergies with common process cores and technical configurations.

Audit number: 21110

Audit Digital transformation: Audit of the introduction of the accrual principle for direct federal tax - Federal Tax Administration

As a result of the Hegglin motion, accounting in the area of direct federal tax will be modified. The Federal Tax Administration (FTA) is to switch from the cash principle to the accrual principle (C2S project) for the recognition of direct federal tax receipts, which account for approximately 30% of ordinary receipts (CHF 23.5 billion in 2020).

Audit number: 21260