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Gregory H. Friedman: Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives

June 9, 2006

Before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives

Statement of Gregory H. Friedman, Inspector General U.S. Department of Energy

Testimony on cyber security issues at the Department of Energy. The Department of Energy, which spends over $2 billion each year on information technology (IT), 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. These systems process operational, financial, and highly classified national security data. The need to protect this data and the related systems is of paramount concern to the Department and to the Office of Inspector General (OIG).