Honorable John T. Conway
Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
Indiana Avenue, NW.
letter of October 30, 2003,
we committed to provide you by December
15, 2003, the site specific schedules required by Commitments
184.108.40.206 and 220.127.116.11 of the Implementation Plan for Defense Nuclear Facilities
Safety Board (DNFSB) Recommendation 2002- 1. Commitment
18.104.22.168 requires the National Nuclear Security
(NNSA) to establish a schedule to complete the identification, selection, and
assessment of safety system software and firmware at its nuclear facilities. Similarly,
22.214.171.124 requires NNSA to establish a schedule to complete the assessment of the
processes in place to ensure that safety software currently used to support the
analysis and design of its nuclear facilities is adequate.
are providing you the attached site specific schedules for the two commitments developed
in an NNSA workshop on November
13-14, 2003. We appreciate
the contribution of Mr. Robert Quirk of the DNFSB staff to the success of the
believe the schedules to be realistic. We will keep you informed of any changes, should
they occur. If you have any questions, please contact me or have your staff contact
Mr. Rabi Singh of my staff at (301) 903-5864.
for Defense Programs
B. Cook, EH-I