NATIONAL NUCLEAR SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
The Honorable John T. Conway
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
625 Indiana Avenue, N. W., Suite 700
Washington, D.C. 20004
Dear Mr. Chairman:
The purpose of this letter is to provide you the deliverable for Commitment 4.4.2 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.
The Standing Management Team (SMT) charter was revised to reflect the new business approach to Laboratory contract management. This was accomplished via a revision to Chapter 11.1 of the Development and Production (D&P) Manual (enclosed) which expands on the Board's recommendation and more definitively communicates SMT roles and responsibilities, introduces Contracting Officer Representative authorities in concert with the NNSA re-engineering effort, and carries SMT decisional contractual obligations that the charter could not fulfill. This chapter has been approved, is being incorporated in the D&P Manual, and replaces the previous SMT charter.
If you have any further questions, please call me at (202) 586-1730.
M. Schoenbauer, Director,
Office of Nuclear Defense Programs
cc: M. Whitaker