The Department of Energy's Office of Science (Science) and its facility contractors are
aggressive users of information technology (IT) to support fundamental research in areas
such as energy, environmental remediation and computational sciences. Of its $4 billion
Fiscal Year 2008 budget, Science spent about $287 million to manage its IT program.
This included cyber security activities, acquisition of hardware and software, and support
service costs used to maintain the operating environments necessary to support the
missions of the program.