July 16, 2003
The Honorable John T. Conway
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004-2901
Dear Mr. Chairman:
The purpose of this letter is to provide you with examples of improvements in Quality Assurance (QA) activities as a result of the Office of Environmental Management (EM) overall QA improved practices.
Again, I would like to emphasize that EM views QA as an integrated management system that involves all organizational components and is not regarded as the sole domain of any single group. QA is an integral part of everything we do, from initial planning to final execution, with emphasis on work results and is a foundational element to the accomplishment of the EM mission.
I would be happy to discuss with you in more detail the specifics of the QA improvement activities, upon your request. If you have any further questions, please call me or Ms. Sandra Johnson at (202) 586-0651.
Jessie Hill Roberson
cc: Paul Golan, EM-3
Mark Whitaker, DR-1