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Project Title: Review of Governance Reform in the National Nuclear Security Administration

PIN: DEPS-LAB-15-05         

Major Unit:
Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit:
Laboratory Assessments Board DEPS

RSO:
Weidman, Scott

Subject/Focus Area:
Engineering and Technology; National Security and Defense


Orientation and administrative meeting of the panel
July 28, 2016 - July 28, 2016
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution NW
Washington D.C. 20148


If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:


Contact Name: Rodney Howard
Email: rhoward@nas.edu
Phone: 202-334-2421
Fax: 202-334-2422


Agenda:

This meeting will be closed in its entirety.

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Jill P. Dahlburg
Robert Shea
Elizabeth R. Cantwell
Martin C. Faga
Paul A. Fleury
David Graham
William Madia
Kathleen A. Peroff
Barbara Romzek
Tammy P. Taylor
Mitchel Wallerstein
Merri Wood-Schultz


The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
Study charge
Committee balance and composition
Study plans

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

1. Augustine, Norman R.et al.: “A New Foundation for the Nuclear Enterprise: Report of the Congressional Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise” (162 report pages) - dated November 2014

2. Chiles, Henry G. Adm. et al: “Report of the Commission on Maintaining United States Nuclear Weapons Expertise - Report to the Congress and Secretary of Energy” - dated March 1, 1999

3. Cohon, Jared L. (co-chair), Glauthier, T.J. (co-chair) et al.: “Interim Report of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories” (83 report pages with appendices) - February 27, 2015

4. Deutch, John, Chair of the Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, memo to the Secretary of Energy, with cc to the Deputy Secretary of Energy and SEAB members. Subject: SEAB comments on the Report of the Congressional Advisory Panel on the Governance of the National Nuclear Security Enterprise - dated February 17, 2015.

5. Foster, John L. Jr., et al., “Final FY 2001 Report of the Panel to Assess the Reliability, Safety, and Security of the United States Nuclear Stockpile” (31 pages) - dated March 15, 2002

6. Glauthier, T.J. (co-chair), Cohon, Jared L. (co-chair) et al.: “Securing America’s Future: Realizing The Potential of the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories: Final Report of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories - Volume 1: Executive Report” (68 report pages and tables) - dated October 28, 2015

7. Glauthier, T.J. (co-chair), Cohon, Jared L. (co-chair) et al.: “Securing America’s Future: Realizing The Potential of the Department of Energy’s National Laboratories: Final Report of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories - Volume 2: Technical Chapters and Appendices” (297 report pages with appendices) - dated October 28, 2015

8. Medalia, Jonathan, Congressional Research Service, “Nuclear Weapons Complex Reconfiguration: Analysis of an Energy Department Task Force Report” (36 report pages and appendix) / Order Code RL 33256 - dated February 1, 2006

9. Medalia, Jonathan, Congressional Research Service, “Energy and Water Development: FY 2016; Appropriations for Nuclear Weapons Stockpile Stewardship” (13 pages) - dated June 5, 2015

10. National Academy of Public Administration, “Positioning DOE’s Labs for the Future: A Review of DOE’s Management and Oversight of the National Laboratories” (75 report pages with attachments) - dated January, 2013

11. National Nuclear Security Administration: “Enterprise Strategic Vision” (brochure, 20 pages) - dated August 2016

12. National Nuclear Security Administration: “Fiscal Year 2017 Stockpile Stewardship and Management Plan - Biennial Plan Summary” - dated March, 2016

13. National Nuclear Security Administration: “National Nuclear Security Administration Comments on the Final Report of the Congressional Advisory Panel on the Governance of the Nuclear Security Enterprise” (29 report pages and Appendix) - dated May, 2015

14. National Research Council, Aligning the Governance Structure of the NNSA Laboratories to Meet 21st Century National Security Challenges (Prepublication copy, 30 report pages with attachments) - dated 2015, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

15. National Research Council. Managing for High Quality Science and Engineering at the NNSA National Security Laboratories - Phase I (26 report pages with attachments) - dated 2013. National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

16. National Research Council, The Quality of Science and Engineering at the NNSA National Security Laboratories (48 report pages with appendices) - dated 2013, National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.

17. Overskei, David, et al. (Secretary Of Energy Advisory Board Nuclear Weapons Complex Infrastructure Task Force), “Recommendations for the Nuclear Weapons Complex of the Future”, draft final report (36 report pages and appendices) - dated July 13, 2005

18. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) National Laboratory Task Force (TF) on DOE National Laboratories, “Report of the Secretary of Energy Task Force on DOE National Laboratories,” final interim report (41 report pages with references and appendices) - dated June 17, 2015

19. Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) National Laboratory Task Force (TF) on DOE National Laboratories, “Report of the Secretary of Energy Task Force on DOE National Laboratories,” interim draft (38 report pages with references and appendices) - dated March, 2015

20. Stepp, Matthew et al., Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, Center for American Progress, and the Heritage Foundation. “Reimaging the National Labs in the 21st Century Innovation Economy” (60 report pages and endnotes) - June, 2013

21. Union of Concerned Scientists, Fact Sheet: The U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex (25 pages) – dated October 2013

22. U.S. Department of Energy: “Departmental Response to the Final Report of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories”; Report to Congress - dated February 2016

23. United States General Accounting Office (GAO). “Nuclear Weapons: Improved Management Needed to Implement Stockpile Stewardship Program Effectively” GAO - 01-48 - dated December, 2000.

24. United States General Accounting Office (GAO). Testimony by David C. Trimble before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, Committee on Energy and Commerce, U.S. House of Representatives: “Observations on DOE’s Management Challenges and Steps Taken to Address Them.” - dated July 24, 2013.

25. Woolf, Amy F., Congressional Research Service, “Energy and Water Development: FY 2017; Appropriations for Nuclear Weapons Activities” (14 pages) - dated April 1, 2016


Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: August 8, 2016