September 28, 2000
Corporate and Stand-Alone Information Systems Development
The Department of Energy (Department) devotes a significant amount of its annual budget to the acquisition and maintenance of information technology (IT) related resources. According to the Department's Fiscal Year 2000 budget request, $1.6 billion or 9 percent of the Department's annual budget of $17.8 billion, was for the acquisition, operation, and maintenance of these resources. Over $500 million, or 32 percent of the IT related budget, was for development, modernization, and enhancements of systems at the Department and contractor level. The Department's IT budget includes costs incurred in support of weapons programs such as the Advanced Strategic Computing Initiative.