NNSA policies and directives

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The NNSA’s Policy System is established under the authority of Section 3212(d) of Public Law 106-65, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2000, as amended. This law gives the NNSA administrator the authority to establish agency-specific policies.

Department of Energy Directives

DOE Directives are the primary means to establish, communicate, and institutionalize policies, requirements, responsibilities, and procedures for multiple departmental elements, including NNSA, and as such provide the building blocks for NNSA operations. DOE Directives are located on the DOE Directives page.

NNSA Policies and Supplemental Directives

NNSA uses NNSA Policies (NAPs) and Supplemental Directives (SDs) as its primary means to establish, communicate, and institutionalize policies, requirements, responsibilities, and procedures specific to NNSA elements and contractors. NAPs impart policy and requirements unique to NNSA or provide short-term notices until more formal direction can be provided. SDs are utilized, in conjunction with the DOE’s Directives System to indicate how NNSA will implement a directive in a cost-efficient manner.

NNSA Policies
  • NAP-4C
    Corporate Performance Evaluation Process for Management and Operating Contactors
    December 22, 2016
  • NAP-6A
    Federal Employee Occupational Safety and Health Program
    May 13, 2014
  • NAP-7
    NNSA’s Acquisition and Assistance Policy Guidance
    December 9, 2002
  • NAP-23 Admin Change 1
    Atomic Energy Act Control of Import and Export Activities
    December 13, 2012 (Admin Change 1 February 9, 2015)
  • NAP-24A
    Weapons Quality Policy
    November 24, 2015
  • NAP-25
    Management and Operating Contractor Business Meals and Light Refreshment
    May 30, 2008 (Admin Change 1, October 10, 2013)
  • NAP-26B
    Quality Management System
    January 10, 2017
  • NAP-28A
    Responsibilities for Independent Cost Estimates
    Janurary 10, 2017
  • NAP-29
    Technology Readiness Assessments
    December 22, 2016
  • NAP-30
    Stewardship and Long-Term Strategic Planning for the Laboratories
    December 1, 2016
  • NAP-31
    NNSA M&O Off-Site Extended Duty Assignments
    November 22, 2016
  • NAP-33
    Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Evaluation (PPBE) Process
    January 17, 2017
  • NAP-220.1
    Internal Affairs Program
    June 19, 2018
  • NAP-451.1
    National Environmental Policy Act Compliance Program
    April 14, 2018
Supplemental Directives
  • NNSA SD 150.1
    Lines of Succession
    June 30, 2017
  • NNSA SD 205.1
    Baseline Cybersecurity Program
    July 6, 2017
  • NNSA SD 206.1
    Privacy Program
    June 22, 2018
  • NNSA SD 206.2
    Implementation of Personal Identity Verification for Uncleared Contractors
    April 14, 2018
  • NNSA SD 224.3
    NNSA Audit Program
    April 12, 2017
  • NA-1 SD 226.1-1A
    Headquarters Biennial Review of Nuclear Safety Performance
    December 16, 2011
  • NNSA SD 226.1B
    NNSA Site Governance
    August 12, 2016
  • NNSA SD 243.1 Admin Change 1
    Records Management Program
    March 21, 2016
  • NA SD 251.1A
    Directives Management
    Janurary 17, 2018
  • NNSA SD 314.1
    NNSA Telework Plan
    May 15, 2017
  • NA SD O 350.1
    Management and Operating Contractor Service Credit Recognition
    February 5, 2009
  • NNSA SD 360.1
    Federal Employee Training
    May 16, 2014
  • NA-1 M 410.1A
    NNSA CTA Responsibilities Regarding Nuclear Safety Requirements
    June 2, 2011
  • NA-1 M 410.1A Attachment 1
    NNSA Supplemental Listing of Directives Affecting Nuclear Safety Requirements
    September 15, 2011
  • NNSA SD 412.1
    Work Authorization
    January 18, 2017
  • NNSA SD 415.1
    Project Oversight for Information Technology (PO-IT)
    September 3, 2014
  • NNSA SD 430.1
    Real Property Asset Management
    January 18, 2017
  • NNSA SD 450.2-1
    Delegation of Nuclear Safety Authorities
    October 22, 2018
  • NNSA SD 450.2A
    Functions, Responsibilities, and Authorities (FRA) Document for Safety Management
    July 4, 2018
  • NNSA SD 452.2A
    Nuclear Explosive Safety Evaluation Processes
    October 20, 2017
  • SD M 452.3
    Managing the Operations of Shared NNSA Assets and Shared National Resources
    February 5, 2009
  • NNSA SD 452.3-1A
    Defense Programs Business Process System
    February 25, 2016
    Detailed implementing content for SD 452.3-1A is available at https://dpbps.sandia.gov/
  • NNSA SD 452.3-2
    Phase 6.X Process
    January 19, 2017
  • NA SD 452.4
    Implementation and Evaluation of Controls to Prevent Deliberate Unauthorized Use
    July 7, 2011
  • NNSA SD 470.4-1
    Defense Nuclear Security (DNS) Federal Oversight Process
    September 3, 2014
  • NNSA SD 470.4-2
    Enterprise Safeguards and Security Planning and Analysis Program
    June 23, 2018
  • NNSA SD 473.3
    Enterprise Mission Essential Task List-based Protective Force Training Program
    September 10, 2014
  • NNSA SD G 1027 Admin Change 1
    Release Fraction and Modern Dosimetric Information Consistently with DOE STD 1027-92, Hazard Categorization and Accident Analysis Techniques for Compliance with DOE Order 5480.23, Nuclear Safety Analysis Reports, Change Notice No. 1
    May 13, 2014