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Audit Report: IG-0789

March 13, 2008

Audit Report on Management of the Department's Publicly Accessible Websites

The Department of Energy and its prime contractors operate hundreds of publicly accessible websites. These sites provide a wide range of information about the Department's energy, science, defense and environmental missions. Ensuring that these websites are secure and that infonnation is current and readily accessible is vital to efforts to provide one-stop, on-line access to citizens; this includes the objectives in the arena established as part of a current Presidential initiative. In 2004, the Office of Management and Budget issued a memorandum detailing Federal website requirements, such as accessibility guidelines, set forth in Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, and specific website requirements outlined in the E-Government and Government Performance and Results Acts.

Topic: National Security and Safety