May 2023,

Independent Assessment of Work Planning and Control at the Los Alamos National Laboratory Los Alamos Neutron Science Center

The U.S. Department of Energy Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) conducted an independent assessment of work planning and control (WP&C) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) in January and February 2023. This assessment focused on Triad National Security, LLC’s (Triad’s) implementation of the integrated safety management system core functions (define the scope of work, identify and analyze hazards, develop and implement controls, perform work safely within the controls, and provide feedback and improvement), with an emphasis on material handling activities. Also assessed were the flowdown of safety requirements to subcontractors, effectiveness of the Triad contractor assurance system, and the National Nuclear Security Administration Los Alamos Field Office (NA-LA) oversight processes for WP&C.