The Honorable John T. Conway
Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board
Dear Mr. Chairman:
The Implementation Plan for Software Quality Assurance (SQA) in response to Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (DNFSB) Recommendation 2002-l requires the Office of Environment, Safety and Health (EH) to perform a gap analysis on the toolbox codes. Commitment 220.127.116.11 requires this analysis to determine the actions needed to bring the codes into compliance with SQA criteria and to develop a schedule with milestones to upgrade each code based on the gap analysis results.
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The gap analyses identify no software-induced errors in the codes that would have led to non-conservatisms at defense nuclear facilities. The attached interim reports document this finding, provide the opportunity for peer review, and promote discussion within the SQA community. Peer review is in progress and code developer review will be completed as soon as practical. We will keep your staff apprised of our progress and expected completion schedule. Completion of this commitment will not impact other ongoing SQA Implementation Plan activities.
Please contact me at (202) 586-6151, or have your staff contact Frank Russo at (301) 903-8008 if you have any questions concerning this commitment.
Beverly A. Cook
Environment, Safety and Health
cc: Mark Whitaker, DR- 1
Frank Russo, EH-3
Chip Lagdon, EH-31