October 2023,

Independent Assessment of Software Quality Assurance Program Implementation at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

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 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) from March to April 2023. The purpose of this assessment was to evaluate the performance of the Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) SQA program. This assessment also evaluated the effectiveness of the DOE Office of Science Pacific Northwest Site Office (PNSO) in providing oversight of the SQA program.