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Audit Report: OAS-M-09-01

January 22, 2009

Management Controls over the Department's Excess Weapons Inventories and Selected Sensitive Equipment used by Protective Forces

Since September 11, 2001, the Department of Energy has, on several occasions, revised its security posture based on identified threats and adversaries. These revisions in security posture have driven Departmental sites to upgrade their defensive and tactical equipment. Subsequent changes in the perceived threats have, in some cases, led to a reduction in the need for certain types of weapons, thus creating a pool of surplus equipment. These surplus weapons could potentially be used by other Department sites and Federal law enforcement agencies.

Topic: National Security and Safety