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Inspection Report: IG-0762

March 28, 2007

Internal Controls Over Computer Property at the Department’s Counterintelligence Directorate

The Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence conducts AND OBJECTIVE technical analyses of foreign intelligence for the Department of Energy (DOE), including the National Nuclear Security Administration, and the United States Intelligence Community. The Counterintelligence Directorate (CN), which is part of the Office of Intelligence and Counterintelligence, is responsible for protecting DOE information against espionage or other intelligence activities by foreign entities. In support of this mission, CN procures and maintains computer processing equipment such as desktop computers, laptop computers, and computer servers. DOE considers computer property to be “sensitive property,” which is required to have specific controls in place. The objective of this inspection was to determine the adequacy of internal controls over computer property maintained by the CN Headquarters program office