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September 30, 2016
EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto focused on EM's priorities during her address at the National Cleanup Workshop.
'Focus on the Field' is Key to Continued Cleanup Progress, EM Leaders Say

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Top EM officials highlighted a variety of accomplishments across the DOE cleanup program at the recent National Cleanup Workshop, and outlined efforts underway to support EM’s field sites in continued progress.

September 30, 2016
EM Associate Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Field Operations Stacy Charboneau, far left, addresses attendees at the National Cleanup Workshop. West Valley Demonstration Project Director Bryan Bower and CH2M HILL BWXT West Valley President and General Manager Jeff Bradford are at right.
EM Builds on Recent Success With Vision for Future Work

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – A central theme of the “Path to EM Success in 2016 and Beyond” session at the recent National Cleanup Workshop was how EM, its site workers, regulatory agencies, states and communities will build on successful cleanup to achieve goals at Oak Ridge in Tennessee, Savannah River Site (SRS) in South Carolina and the West Valley Demonstration Project (WVDP) in New York.

September 30, 2016
EM Acquisition and Project Management Deputy Assistant Secretary Ralph Holland provides EM's acquisition outlook during the National Cleanup Workshop.
EM Works to Involve Local Communities More in Acquisition Processes

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – EM is looking to enhance how local communities near cleanup sites can be involved in the procurement process to further develop a “field-centric approach” to acquisition and project management, EM Acquisition and Project Management Deputy Assistant Secretary Ralph Holland said at the recently National Cleanup Workshop.

September 30, 2016
EM Office of Technology Development Director Rod Rimando discussed how advanced robotics and remote systems can benefit EM's workforce and cleanup operations.
EM Partnerships Put Science of Safety to Work

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – Officials from EM headquarters and the Savannah River National Laboratory discussed progress being made to develop new technology to enhance worker safety, improve performance and reduce cost during a panel at the recent National Cleanup Workshop.

September 30, 2016
DOE Environment, Health, Safety and Security Associate Under Secretary Matthew Moury speaks about EM's safety culture. EM Safety, Security and Quality Assurance Deputy Assistant Secretary Jim Hutton is at right.
DOE and Contractor Officials Discuss Safety Culture at National Cleanup Workshop

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – DOE officials and contractor executives agreed during a panel at the recent National Cleanup Workshop that a 2011 Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) recommendation galvanized the DOE complex into further strengthening its safety culture.

September 30, 2016
Dyan Foss, global managing director of CH2M’s nuclear sector, speaks during the panel on building the next-generation EM workforce. David Foster, DOE senior adviser on industrial and economic policy, is at left, and Fred Hughes, president and project manager of Fluor Idaho, is at right.
Building EM’s Workforce of Tomorrow

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – How can EM build a workforce from the millennial generation or from “Generation Swipe,” young people who are growing up with new levels of comfort with technology?

September 30, 2016
EM’s Portsmouth/Paducah Project Office Manager Robert Edwards talks during the panel on "Strengthening EM through Partnerships."
‘Partnering’ Panel Stresses ‘Alignment of Priorities’

ALEXANDRIA, Va. – EM officials, contractor executives and local officials from communities near DOE sites discussed how successful partnering can help continue cleanup progress during a panel at the recent National Cleanup Workshop.

September 30, 2016
DOE Recognizes EM With Secretarial Honor and Presidential Rank Awards

DOE Recognizes EM With Secretarial Honor and Presidential Rank Awards

September 30, 2016
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, far right, invited five panelists, including EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto, second from right, to participate in a “fireside chat” at the Environmental Stewardship National Lab Day on Capitol Hill. (Photo courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
Lab Day on the Hill Shines Light on Latest Environmental Management Advances

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Work performed by the best and brightest scientists tackling environmental management challenges at DOE’s national laboratories was on display and in the spotlight at a recent exhibition for members of Congress.

September 30, 2016
From left, Westinghouse Senior Project Manager John Hubball; Sandia National Laboratories High Consequence Automation & Robotics Senior Manager Dr. Philip Heermann; the “Bimanual Dexterous Robotic Platform,” more commonly known as “Robo Sally,” which was developed by Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory; EM Assistant Secretary Monica Regalbuto; and DOE Industrial and Economic Policy Senior Adviser David Foster.
Science of Safety in Spotlight on Capitol Hill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Sporting camera lenses for eyes, four wheels for feet, a pipestem torso and gloves covering metallic “fingers,” a 650-pound “Bimanual Dexterous Robotic Platform” more commonly known as “Robo Sally” waved and shook hands with people entering the Capitol Hill conference room.