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As part of its study of automatic data processing management at the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA), GAO reviewed computer security at the control system's Dittmer computer center.

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Recommendations for Executive Action

Agency Affected Recommendation Status
Other The Administrator of BPA should, after the security program is implemented, direct the chief auditor to periodically review the computer center's security program's implementation and its compliance with Office of Management and Budget Circular A-71 Transmittal Memorandum Number 1 and Department of Energy Order 1360.2.
Closed - Implemented

Recommendation status is Closed - Implemented.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.
Other The Administrator of BPA should develop a time-phased action plan and feedback procedures to: (1) complete the Dittmer computer center security procedures; (2) install a fire suppression system at the computer center; (3) evaluate Division of System Operations policies and procedures regarding physical access to the computer center; and (4) complete, implement, and test the computer center's contingency plan.
Closed - Implemented

Recommendation status is Closed - Implemented.

When we confirm what actions the agency has taken in response to this recommendation, we will provide updated information.

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