September 20, 2003
The Honorable John T. Conway
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, NW, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20004-2901
Dear Mr. Chairman:
In the Secretary’s August
25, 2003, report to you on suspect/counterfeit items (S/CI), the
Department committed that, “EH-3 will receive S/CI training as part of their
professional development and Office-specific qualifications will be established
that include the S/CI process”. The
Department’s Office of Corporate Performance Assessment (EH-3) contains two
offices that perform S/CI functions and need to be trained and qualified. These offices are Analytical Studies (EH-32)
and Quality Assurance Programs (EH-31).
Personnel in both of these offices completed training on S/CI in July
2003. The Office of Analytical Studies
also completed its office qualification standard July 2003. I am providing it for your information. The Office of Quality Assurance Programs
anticipates completion of its Office qualification standard by October 31, 2003.
If you have any questions, please contact me (202) 586-6151,
or have your staff contact Mr. Frank Russo at (301) 903-8008.
Beverly A. Cook
Environment, Safety and Health
M. Whitaker, DR-1