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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

Weidman, Scott

Subject/Focus Area:
Engineering and Technology; Math, Chemistry, and Physics

Review of Governance Reform in the National Nuclear Security Administration
August 10, 2017 - August 11, 2017
Keck Center
500 5th Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20001

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
Phone: 202-334-2421
Fax: 202-334-2422


8:00 – 12:00

OPEN SESSION (guests arrive)
12:00 Working lunch in meeting room

12:45 Updates on governance and management changes since our February meeting (Steve Erhart and “Ike” White)
Topics to include the big picture: what are the top priorities? Has there been any significant deviation from the plan spelled out in the December 30th Implementation Plan? Is progress being seen against the major challenges identified in Augustine-Mies? What is being with regard to metrics and goals, and communications and training?

2:00 Discussion the work of the Site Governance Steering Committee and its first CAS peer review (Doug Dearolph)

3:00 Discussion of developments in safety, infrastructure, and operations (James McConnell)

4:00 Comparison of government-laboratory relations in NNSA and in DOE-Science (Cherry Murray, Harvard University, and Joseph McBrearty, DOE-Science)

5:30 Adjourn

6:00-8:00 pm Working panel dinner and discussion

August 11th session (8:00 am - noon) will be entirely closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Robert Shea
Grant Thornton
Jonathan Breul
Georgetown University
Elizabeth Cantwell
Arizona State University (by phone)
Keith Coleman
Boeing Phantom Works
Dona L. Crawford
E.O. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory [Retired]
Martin C. Faga
MITRE Corporation [Retired]
Robert Hale
Booz Allen Hamilton
Kathleen A. Peroff
Peroff and Associates
Barbara Romzek
American University
Tammy P. Taylor
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (by phone)
Merri Wood-Schultz
Los Alamos National Laboratory [Retired]

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
- Overview of information-gathering during spring and summer
- Annual update discussion on panel balance and composition
- Plans for September status briefings
- Plans for fall information gathering and development of the next interim report

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:
Staff update on information gathering

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: September 18, 2017