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Audit Report: IG-0807

December 9, 2008 

Cyber Security Risk Management Practices at the Bonneville Power Administration

The Bonneville Power Administration (Bonneville) provides electrical power to millions of custoniers in eight states in the Pacific Northwest. To support this critical function, Bonneville makes extensive use of a number of information systems to conduct various activities, including financial management, operation of extensive electricity transmission systems, and marketing and transferring wholesale electrical power. Some of Bonneville's most sensitive systems are used to help control the flow of electricity to the power grid. Should any of these control systems be rendered inoperable for an extended period, Bonneville's customer base could be adversely impacted.

Topic: National Security and Safety