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Independent Oversight Review, National Nuclear Security Administration Production Office – February 2014

February 2014

Review of the National Nuclear Security Administration Production Office Readiness Review Program

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enforcement and Oversight (Independent Oversight), within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, conducted an independent review which examined the procedures and mechanisms used by the National Nuclear Security Administration Production Office (NPO) to implement a readiness review program that complies with DOE Order 425.1D, Verification of Readiness to Start Up or Restart Nuclear Facilities.  In addition, the review evaluated whether NPO has implemented an effective oversight approach to ensure that site contractors maintain effective and compliant processes to achieve and verify readiness.  This review was performed during December 16-19, 2013.