The Department of Energy expects to spend about $300 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2007
to protect its investment in information technology resources. These protective act~vities
are critical to ensuring that systenis and data remain secure and available, especially in
light of the increasingly sophisticated probes and attacks on Departmental infonnation
technology resources. Experts note that successful attacks on Federal systems have
emboldened hackers and that attempts to penetrate agency systems will continue to grow.
As such, Department management has recognized the need for and has budgeted for a
strong and effective cyber security program. Such a program is essential to minimizing
adverse impacts on the Department's operations and preventing the unauthorized
exfiltration of sensitive, privacy, or ~nission-relatedd ata.