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Quality Assurance Exchange January 2007, Volume 3 Issue 1

Quality Assurance Exchange January 2007, Volume 3 Issue 1

U.S. Department of Energy
Office of Corporate Safety Analysis

DEPARTMENTAL ELEMENTS RESPOND TO “IMPROVING QA”

In his memorandum “Improving Quality Assurance,” dated April 26, 2006, the Secretary of Energy stated the Department’s priority of implementing an effective Quality Assurance program (QAP) and promulgating a quality culture throughout the DOE complex. The Secretary acknowledged the negative impacts on the DOE mission when quality is not applied consistently to Departmental programs. These impacts include rework, delays, and increased program costs in addition to increased risk to workers, public, and the environment.