October 2023,

Independent Assessment of Configuration Management at the Pantex Plant

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) conducted an independent assessment of configuration management at the Pantex Plant on July 10-13, 2023. The Pantex Plant is managed and operated by Consolidated Nuclear Security, LLC (CNS) for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and overseen by the NNSA Production Office (NPO). The assessment evaluated the effectiveness of CNS in managing and maintaining configuration management of the deluge fire suppression, mass properties, and compressed air safety class systems. This assessment also evaluated the effectiveness of NPO’s oversight of configuration management at the Pantex Plant.