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Audit Report: IG-0823

September 16, 2009

The Management of the National Nuclear Security Administration's Classified Enterprise Secure Network Project

In June 2000, recently enacted legislation directed the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to "perform planning, analysis, testing and evaluation necessary to develop the highest value alternatives for improving cyber security throughout the Nuclear Weapons Complex." In response, NNSA began the Integrated Cyber Security Initiative. Through the initiative, NNSA's Enterprise Secure Network (ESN) was developed. ESN was intended to be the primary network for sharing classified information within NNSA by: ensuring the protection of nuclear weapon and other national security information; supporting the NNSA mission; and, replacing NNSA's existing classified network, SecureNet.

Topic: Management and Administration