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Inspection Report: IG-0660

August 30, 2004

Inspection Report on "Internal Controls Over the Accountability of Computers at Sandia National Laboratory, New Mexico

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