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Audit ICT governance - General Secretariat of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport

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.

Audit number: 20436

Audit Critical infrastructure protection – Governance and integral risk management - Federal Office for Civil Protection

Critical infrastructure protection (CIP) aims to ensure the availability of critical goods and services. Preventive measures should prevent any failure as far as possible, and precautionary and event-specific measures should reduce the impact or accelerate the resumption of normal operations. The 2018–2022 national strategy for the protection of critical infrastructures (CIP strategy) defined various measures for this purpose. CIP is a joint task of the Confederation, cantons and critical infrastructure (CI) operators.

Audit number: 22116

Construction audit Refurbishment of a military facility - armasuisse Real Estate

The Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS) is planning to implement user and operator needs as part of the complete refurbishment of a military facility. This should prepare the facility for future operation and align it with the requirements of the newly installed systems. The project will be carried out in the period 2021–2025. The approved guarantee credit is around CHF 41 million.

Audit number: 22155