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Inspection Report: IG-0757

February 16, 2007

Excessing of Computers Used for Unclassified Controlled Information at the Idaho National Laboratory

In support of its mission, the Department of Energy 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 often contain "unclassified controlled information." This term includes unclassified controlled nuclear information, proprietary information, export controlled information, official use only information, and personally identifiable information (PII), which can include employees' social security numbers, places of birth, and dates of birth.