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Assessments InfoCenter

The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) enterprise assessment programs provide line management, Congress, and other stakeholders with an independent evaluation of safety, emergency management, security and cyber performance and programs to ensure these, are other critical areas as directed by the Secretary of Energy, are appropriately addressed.  Assessment related information is made available to DOE senior management, stakeholders, such as Congress, and the public.  This information provides assurance to our stakeholders and identifies areas for improvement to our leadership to support the safe performance of the Department’s mission. 

Environment, Safety and Health

Expert evaluations of DOE sites, facilities, organizations, and operations in the areas of safety and emergency management, with particular emphasis on the unique hazards associated with nuclear operations are performed and communicated by DOE’s Enterprise Assessment programs. 

  • Reports that identify findings, issues, and opportunities for improvement are developed and validated.
  • Briefings to apprise senior DOE and contractor managers and stakeholders (including the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, citizen advisory boards, and Congress) are conducted.
  • Input is provided for an annual report for the Secretary on the overall status of emergency management programs, identifying strengths, best practices, common weaknesses and opportunities for improvement.

Security and Cyber

DOE maintains a continuous program for assessing the security of DOE facilities through expert program and technical analysis, including a systematic approach to performance testing that is applied across all security disciplines.   

  • Reports that identify findings, issues, and opportunities for improvement are developed and validated.
  • Results of assessments are communicated to appropriate authorities, including DOE senior management and stakeholders such as Congress.
  • Annual report input for the Secretary is provided on the overall status of security and cyber programs, identifying strengths, best practices, common weaknesses and opportunities for improvement