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.