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Information Technology Overview


IT Budget History

2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
$2,549 $2,585 $2,189 $2,072 $2,004 $2,031 $2,114 $1,975 $1,975 $1,578 $1,522 $1,529

Numbers = $millions. (Data from the Office of Management and Budget)

The Department of Energy operates at two vastly different levels. Like most federal agencies, DOE thousands of traditional office computers in order to conduct their day-to-day business. But energy also operates some of the most powerful supercomputers in the world. For example, DOE’s Sandia National Laboratories operates the powerful 8,960-node Thunderbird system, a linux-based computer system capable of performing 53 trillion floating-point operations per second.

The DOE Chief Information Officer (CIO) is responsible for guiding the Department’s effective use of information technology (IT) and for managing the Department’s IT resources.

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Current Climate

Major Projects by Department - FY2009

Leading Projects at Energy - 2007
Consolidated Infrastructure, Office Automation, and Telecommunications Program
Leadership Computing Facility (LCF)-Direct Mission
NERSC-Direct mission-M&O Cont.
Mission Support Systems
Integrated Management Navigation System (I-MANAGE)

Top Spending Departments - 2007
Departmental Administration
Energy Programs
Environmental and Other Defense Activities
National Nuclear Security Administration
Power Marketing Administration

Leading Contract Winners at Energy
RS Information Systems Inc. - Services
Science Applications International Corp. - Services
IBM - Products & Services
Client Network Services Inc. - Services
ProLogic Inc. - Services

Operational Units

The National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)
Works to improve national security through the military application of nuclear energy. The NNSA also maintains and improves the safety, reliability, and performance of the United States nuclear weapons stockpile.

Office of Secure Transportation (OST)
Provides safe and secure transportation of nuclear weapons and components and special nuclear materials, and conducts other missions supporting the national security of the United States.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
An independent regulatory agency within the U.S. Department of Energy. The Department also manages the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.

Office of Cyber Security
Maintains the Computer Incident Advisory Capability service (CIAC), which provides computer-security related bulletins.

National Laboratories

  • Albany Research Center
  • Ames Laboratory
  • Argonne National Laboratory
  • Argonne National Laboratory (West) (now part of Idaho National Laboratory)
  • Brookhaven National Laboratory
  • Center for Functional Nanomaterials (under design or construction)
  • Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (under design or construction)
  • Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences
  • Center for Nanoscale Materials (under design or construction)
  • Environmental Measurements Laboratory (now affiliated with the Department of Homeland Security)
  • Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory
  • Idaho National Engineering Laboratory
  • Knolls Atomic Power Laboratory - operates for Naval Reactors Program Research under the DOE
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Molecular Foundry (under design or construction)
  • National Energy Technology Laboratory
  • National Petroleum Technology Office
  • National Renewable Energy Laboratory
  • New Brunswick Laboratory
  • Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
  • Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory
  • Radiological & Environmental Sciences Laboratory
  • Sandia National Laboratories
  • Savannah River Ecology Laboratory on the Savannah River Site
  • Stanford Linear Accelerator Center
  • Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility
  • Yucca Mountain

Power Marketing Administrations

  • Bonneville Power Administration
  • Southeastern Power Administration
  • Southwestern Power Administration
  • Western Area Power Administration

Most Common Procurement Methods

(details from DOE's procurement lists0

DOD-Wide Contracts

  • ASRC Aerospace Corp. - This is a Small Business 100% Set-Aside 8(a) Tribal/Alaskan Native Corp. contract. This is an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (ID/IQ) contract for which all DOE activities and organizations, including DOE contractors and subcontractors, may place delivery orders directly, quickly and easily. (Full Contract, PDF)
  • ASRC Airfield and Range Services, Inc. (ASARS) - This is a Small Business 100% Set-Aside 8(a) Tribal/Alaskan Nation contract. This contract is an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from which all DOE activities and organizations, including authorized DOE contractors and subcontractors, may place deliver orders directly. (Full Contract, PDF)
  • Oracle - DOE HQ Maintenance fees are paid using our Enterprise License Agreement. Large Business, Master Contract - NTE $50 million, was awarded simultaneously with a Delivery Order to purchase Oracle Technology Bundle for $4,991,207 provides new licenses for HQ. (Full Contract, PDF)
  • Travel Manager Software - The Department of Energy has acquired a DOE-wide site license contract for Travel Manager Document Preparation and Electronic Processing Software with Gelco Information Network, Inc. There are 22 designated sites for unlimited distribution by DOE within these organizations. The software is available on one or more of the following platforms: (1) Novell NLM, (2) DOS, (3) Windows NT, (4) Banyan, and (5) SUN Solaris.

Interagency Agreements
EPARule - The purpose of this Interagency Agreement (IA) Department of Energy and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be working together supporting the Government eRulemaking Initiative.

General Services Administration Interagency Agreement (GSA 1) - The purpose of this Interagency Agreement (IA) Department of Energy and U.S. General Services Administration will be working together supporting the Government E-Authentication Program.

General Services Administration Interagency Agreement (GSA 2) - The purpose of this Interagency Agreement (IA) Department of Energy and U.S. General Services Administration is to develop a Request for Information (RFI) in four Lines of Business: Financial Management, Human Resources, Grants Management and Case Management in accordance with the Scope of Work and attached Memorandum of Understanding.

Department of Defense Interagency Agreement - The purpose of this Interagency Agreement (IA) is to permit the Department of Energy (DOE) to use the Department of Defense’s MITRE Contract W15P7T-04-C-D199 to utilize this federally funded research and development firm’s expertise.

Department of Interior Interagency Agreement - This Interagency Agreement is with Department of Interior to provide for FY04 & FY05 DOE Enterprise Architecture Repository (DEAR) Production and Testing Computer Hosting Services; Administrative Support to Department of Energy, Office of the Chief Information Officer.

Department of Labor Interagency Agreement - The purpose of this Interagency Agreement (IA) between the Department of Energy and GovBenefits.gov Program Office located in the U.S. Department of Labor is to support the development and implementation of a government-wide electronic benefits application system to determine potential eligibility for government benefits.

National Security Agency Interagency Agreement - Contractor to provide the necessary materials, facilities, equipment and the services of skilled professional engineering and technical personnel to fulfill the requirements set forth in the SOW entitled “CATWALK statement of Work”, rev 1, dated 8/19/05.

Major Services Contractors for DOE
Booz Allen & Hamilton (BAH)

  • Chickasaw Nation Industries, Inc.
  • Data Solutions and Technology, Inc. (DSTI)
  • M Squared Strategies, Inc. - June 1, 2006
  • 1 Source Consulting, Inc.
  • Oracle Corporation
  • Telesis Systems, Inc. (TSI)
  • RS Information Systems (RSIS) - ITSS Project

EES, LCC Support Services Contracts

  • DE-AT01-06IM00102
  • DE-AT01-06IM00103
  • DE-AT01-06IM00104
  • DE-AT01-06IM00105
  • DE-AT01-06IM00106
  • DE-AT01-06IM00144

Recent DOE Press Releases

Found on our DOE Press Releases page.


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) fiscal year 2006 appropriations act provided $40.15 million for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) program to modernize its information technology (IT) infrastructure. As mandated by the appropriations act, the department is to develop and submit for approval an expenditure plan for the program, referred to as “Atlas,” that satisfies certain legislative conditions, including a review by GAO. In performing its review of the Atlas plan, GAO 1) determined whether the plan satisfies certain legislative conditions and 2) provided other observations about the plan and management of the program.

GAO reports [1] that it analyzed the fiscal year 2006 Atlas expenditure plan and supporting documents against the legislative conditions, federal requirements, and related best practices. GAO also interviewed relevant DHS officials.

GAO recommendations
GAO is recommending that DHS minimize Atlas program risks by fully adhering to requirements development and management practices, implementing key contract management and oversight practices, completing planned risk management activities, and implementing critical performance management practices. DHS concurred with GAO’s recommendations and described actions planned and under way to implement them.

Advice for This Agency

  • The Government Accountability Office has criticized DOE's IT security management. Thus the department may be looking for new innovative security solutions.
  • Financial systems management/performance is still lagging, according to recent reports on results.gov.

Related Links

Agency Profile

U.S. Department of Energy
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, DC 20585

Web site

To advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex. The Department's strategic goals to achieve the mission are designed to deliver results along five strategic themes: [1]

Associated Functions

  • Energy Security: Promoting America’s energy security through reliable, clean, and affordable energy.
  • Nuclear Security: Ensuring America’s nuclear security.
  • Scientific Discovery and Innovation: Strengthening U.S. scientific discovery, economic competitiveness, and improving quality of life through innovations in science and technology
  • Environmental Responsibility: Protecting the environment by providing a responsible resolution to the environmental legacy of nuclear weapons production
  • Management Excellence: Enabling the mission through sound management
  • Plus these 16 Energy Department Strategic Goals.</font>


[1]Full report for GAO-07-565.

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