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Evaluation Report: IG-0843

October 22, 2010

The Department's Unclassified Cyber Security Program – 2010

Federal information systems are routinely confronted with increasingly sustained cyber attacks – many of which involve targeted and serious threats – executed with varying levels of technical sophistication. The number of incidents reported by Federal agencies to the Department of Homeland Security has, in fact, increased by over 400 percent in the past 4 years. To help combat the escalating number and complexity of cyber security threats, the Department of Energy expended significant funds in Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 on cyber security measures designed to protect systems and their information. The Department's systems support various program operations, including its energy, national security, scientific discovery and innovation, and environmental remediation portfolios.

Topic: Management & Administration