NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
August 11, 2003
The Honorable John T. Conway
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, NW.
Washington, D.C. 20004
Dear Mr. Chairman:
The purpose of this letter is to provide you the deliverable for the Commitment 4.2.1 and 4.3.1 in the Implementation Plan for Defense Nuclear Facility Safety Board Recommendation 2002-2, “U.S. Department of Energy Plan to Address and Resolve Weapons Laboratory Support of Defense Nuclear Complex.”
Deliverable 4.2.1 in the implementation plan was for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) to request the national laboratories to review and revise, if necessary, their existing processes for selection criteria, training and mentoring, and succession planning for weapons points of contact. Deliverable 4.3.1 was for the NNSA to request the national laboratories to provide a document describing the roles, responsibilities, and authorities of the weapons points of contact. Both of these commitments are addressed in the enclosed letters to the Lawrence Liver-more National Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, and Sandia National Laboratories.
If you have questions, please call me at 202-586- 1730.
Office of Nuclear Weapons Stockpile
M. Whitaker, DR-1