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Information technology manual

No examination of a financial institution is complete without carefully evaluating risks within its information systems and technology operations. That’s why FCA examiners devote considerable resources to examining the information systems and technology operations of Farm Credit System institutions.

In January 2005, FCA added an information technology (IT) section to its examination manual to explain the baseline expectations FCA examiners use to examine information systems and technology operations of FCS institutions. The IT section also explains the baseline expectations for general controls — that is, the controls that affect all IT systems.

The IT section is divided into the following eight modules, as well as a glossary.

Page updated: May 10, 2018