DOE’s Process for Licensing Energy Management Software is ‘Fragmented,’ Says IG

October 16, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

The Inspector General for the Department of Energy says the agency is not adequately managing its software licensing process, including software for energy management, reports FEDWeek.

The IG said employees routinely overpaid for software licenses and were not doing a good job of keeping an inventory of purchased software. FEDWeek reports that purchase data on a sample of products revealed that programs and sites spent about $600,000 more than necessary during a three-year period.

The IG said the DOE’s process for licensing software for federal use is fragmented and uncoordinated.

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