September 15, 2006
The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (Board) is pleased to announce the assignment of Mr. Brett Broderick as a Site Representative at the Department of Energy's Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) in New Mexico. Mr. Broderick will join Dr. Charles Keilers, the Board's current Site Representative at LANL, in November 2006.
As a Site Representative, Mr. Broderick will advise the Board on the overall safety conditions at LANL defense nuclear facilities and will participate in technical reviews by the Board and its staff related to the design, construction, operation, and decommissioning of defense nuclear facilities. Mr. Broderick will also evaluate LANL's stockpile stewardship activities and design agency support of nuclear weapon operations performed elsewhere in the defense nuclear complex. Additionally, Mr. Broderick will act as the Board's liaison with the Department of Energy and LANL management, federal, state and local agencies, the public, and industry officials.
Mr. Broderick joined the Board's staff in January 2002. Since joining the staff, Mr. Broderick's assignments have included responsibilities for evaluating the technical validity of safety basis documentation for high hazard nuclear facilities across the defense nuclear complex and evaluating the efficacy and reliability of engineered structures, systems and components credited for protecting workers, the public, and the environment from radiological hazards. In addition, Mr. Broderick spent a year at the Nevada Test Site working on dynamic experiments performed in support of the stockpile stewardship and test readiness programs.
Mr. Broderick earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science degree in Nuclear Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.