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Inspection Report: IG-0656

August 10, 2004

Internal Controls Over Personal Computers at Los Alamos National Laboratory

The Office of Inspector General initiated an inspection to determine the adequacy of internal controls over the extensive inventory of laptop computers at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). Computers are used in the full range of operations at LANL, to include processing classified information. Department of Energy (DOE) and LANL property policies identify computers as "sensitive property," due largely to their susceptibility to theft and misappropriation.