Independent Evaluation Pursuant to the Government Information Security Reform Act
Fiscal Year 2002

The Office of Justice Programs' Enterprise Network System

Report No. 03-01
October 2002
Office of the Inspector General


The OJP's Corporate Network, also known as the ENS, was selected by the OIG in consultation with Department management as one of the subset of systems to be tested to determine the effectiveness of the Department's overall security program for FY 2002. The ENS supports the information processing needs of more than 800 OJP employees and over 600 contract employees. The ENS network is a client/server network, and consists of a variety of network platforms including Novell Netware, Windows NT, and UNIX.

The ENS infrastructure consists of the Private Network and the Public Services Network. The Private Network provides maximum security safeguards for the OJP's most valuable systems and services by providing access only to OJP personnel. The Public Services Network provides restricted interoperability with the public through significant security safeguards.

The ENS is physically housed in Washington, D.C., and is the general support system that provides enterprise-wide communication infrastructure services in support of the OJP mission. The information stored, processed, and transmitted on the ENS is sensitive but unclassified (SBU) information. The ENS contains government business and financial information that, if disclosed to unauthorized sources, could result in financial loss or adverse legal actions to the OJP.