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Excessing of Computers Used for Unclassified Controlled Information at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, IG-0759

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Lawrence Livermore
AND OBJECTIVES National Laboratory (LLNL) is a research and development
institution that supports the core mission of national security. The
University of California manages and operates LLNL for the
National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).
DOE spends over $2 billion each year on information technology
and has a current inventory of approximately 800 information
systems, including up to 115,000 personal computers, many
powerful supercomputers, numerous servers, and a broad array of
related peripheral equipment. The unclassified computers and
electronic memory devices in these information technology systems
may contain “unclassified controlled information.” This term
includes unclassified controlled nuclear information, proprietary
information, export controlled information, official use only
information, and personally identifiable information, which can
include employee social security number, place of birth, and date of
birth.
DOE has long recognized the importance of protecting unclassified
controlled information stored on computers and other electronic
memory devices, particularly when this equipment is no longer needed
and becomes excess property. Excess property items, including
unclassified computers and other electronic memory devices, may be
transferred for reuse within DOE facilities or other governmental
agencies, donated for educational purposes, sold, or salvaged.