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The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Enterprise Assessments (EA) performs independent assessments for DOE senior leadership that report on whether national security material and information assets are appropriately protected and whether Departmental operations provide for the safety of its employees and the public.  In addition, EA implements congressionally-authorized contractor enforcement programs, operates the DOE National Training Center (NTC), and maintains collaborative relationships within and outside the Department.

Enforcement. Conducts enforcement activities for Federal regulatory requirements pertaining to worker safety and health, nuclear safety, and classified information security under authorities granted to the Secretary of Energy by the Atomic Energy Act.

Assessments. Provides DOE line management, Congress, and other stakeholders with an independent evaluation of the effectiveness of DOE policy and line management performance in safety and security, and other critical areas as directed by the Secretary of Energy.

Outreach. Establishes forums for communication and collaboration related to health, safety and security with DOE line management, federal agencies, national and local labor unions, industry, academia and other stakeholders to identify and address mutual areas of interest and concern of DOE-wide impact to the workforce.

Training. Develops and delivers standardized health, safety, safeguards, security, and protective force training for DOE and National Nuclear Security Administration Federal and contractor employees.  The DOE National Training Center promotes a technically capable, security- and safety-oriented DOE workforce by developing courses based on current methods, orders, and directives.