U.S. Department of Energy

04/18/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 04/18/2024 05:43

New: DOE O 240.1, Requesting Access to Electronic Records, Electronic Communications, and Access Control Records

New: DOE O 240.1, Requesting Access to Electronic Records, Electronic Communications, and Access Control Records

o provide the Department of Energy (DOE) elements, including the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), with uniform policies and procedures for submitting, reviewing, and approving requests to access electronic records (e.g., information stored on Government Furnished Equipment (GFE) or in an online cloud service used by the Government, such as OneDrive), electronic communications (e.g., emails, documents, websites visited, downloaded files and computer forensic information), and access control records (e.g., facility access, computer log-in information). This Order is not intended to, and does not, establish any rights on the part of any current or former Federal employees or employees of Federal contractors or subcontractors. This Order seeks to prevent abuses, including but not limited to retaliation against whistleblowers, by establishing a process for the review of electronic records and communications and access control records.

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