BIT (Suisse)

Bundesamt für Informatik und Telekommunikation (BIT)

The Federal Office of Information Technology, Systems and Telecommunication (German: BIT – Bundesamt für Informatik und Telekommunikation) is one of the internal ICT service providers in the Federal Administration. It supports the administration by developing and providing efficient, secure, user and public-friendly IT solutions.
The BIT is responsible in three federal departments for operating computing centres and specialised applications, in four departments for managing workplaces, and overall in the Federal Administration for operating data networks and telecommunications infrastructures. The BIT supports business processes in the Federal Administration and ensures that telecommunications function smoothly in all federal offices both in Switzerland and abroad.
Within the Administration, the BIT not only provides standardised workplace systems, but also integrates and develops tailored IT-based specialist applications.
As a provider of standard services, the BIT works in the areas of telecommunications, the internet, business solutions and operative security for the entire Federal Administration. The BIT focuses on performing its core tasks and seeks to foster useful collaborative partnerships with other ICT service providers, wherever possible. Highly qualified staff from different specialist areas and countries work in the BIT. The BIT is committed to promoting junior staff, whereby it trains talented youngsters to become computer scientists and mediamaticians. The BIT is affiliated to the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) and has its headquarters in the city of Bern in the administration building known as “Titanic II” in the Monbijou quarter.
    427 Million Euro (2012)
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