October 2023,

Independent Assessment of Software Quality Assurance Program Implementation at the Hanford Site

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) conducted an independent assessment of software quality assurance (SQA) program implementation at the Hanford Site from March to April 2023. The purpose of this assessment was to evaluate the performance of the Bechtel National, Inc. (BNI), Central Plateau Cleanup Company (CPCCo), Hanford Mission Integration Solutions, LLC (HMIS), and Washington River Protection Solutions, LLC (WRPS) SQA programs. This assessment also evaluated the effectiveness of the Office of Environmental Management’s Richland Operations Office and Office of River Protection, collectively referred to as DOE Hanford, in providing oversight of these SQA programs.