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Audit Report: IG-0718

January 30, 2006

Management of the Department's Desktop Computer Software Enterprise License Agreements

Enterprise license agreements had not been effectively used by the Department of Energy (Department) for managing the acquisition and maintenance of desktop software across the complex. Specifically, the Department had not taken full advantage of existing software agreements and had not established new agreements for commonly used applications. In addition, five of the sites we reviewed acquired and paid annual maintenance fees for software that was never used. Other sites could not always track and document the extent to which they used acquired software licenses