August 2020,

Emergency Management Assessment at the Los Alamos National Laboratory

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Emergency Management Assessments, within the independent Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA), assessed the emergency management program at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL). The assessment team observed a functional exercise on February 19, 2020, to determine the effectiveness of the LANL emergency response organization’s (ERO’s) response to an emergency at key decision-making venues and follow up on a 2015 EA assessment finding. This assessment is part of a series of assessments of emergency management programs at sites throughout the DOE complex and was conducted in accordance with the Plan for the Office of Emergency Management Assessments Evaluation of the February 2020 Emergency Management Exercise at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, January – March 2020.