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Inspection Report: IG-0663

Septermber 24, 2004

Control and Accountability of Emergency Communication Network Equipment

The Department of Energy's Emergency Communication Network (ECN) is a high-speed, global, emergency communications network that supports the exchange of classified and unclassified voice, data, and video information for managing national emergencies, as well as emergencies involving the Department's facilities and operations. The ECN currently connects the Departments Headquarters to 28 sites, including other Federal agencies and the Russian Federation's Ministry of Atomic Energy in Moscow.