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Project Information

Project Information


Review of Governance Reform in the National Nuclear Security Administration


Project Scope:

The National Academies will establish a committee to evaluate the implementation plan developed by the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) and DOE in response to the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act, and the subsequent implementation of such plan. The study will be carried out collaboratively with the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA), as directed by the FY 2016 National Defense Authorization Act, and will follow NAS procedures and policies. The committee will issue interim reports every 6-12 months to evaluate progress in implementing the plan. A final report will be issued at the end of the study to document the overall progress in executing the implementation plan, assess the effectiveness of the reform efforts under that plan, and recommend whether further action is needed.

Status: Current

PIN: DEPS-LAB-15-05

Project Duration (months): 58 month(s)

RSO: Weidman, Scott

Board(s)/Committee(s):

Laboratory Assessments Board

Topic(s):

Conflict and Security Issues
Engineering and Technology
Math, Chemistry, and Physics



Geographic Focus:

Committee Membership

Committee Post Date: 06/08/2016

Jonathan D. Breul - (Co-Chair)
Jonathan D. Breul recently retired as the executive director of the IBM Center for The Business of Government and now serves as an adjunct lecturer in the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Previously, he was senior advisor to the Deputy Director for Management in the Office of Management and Budget. Mr. Breul served as OMB’s senior career executive with primary responsibility for government-wide general management policies. He helped develop the President’s Management Agenda, was instrumental in establishing the President’s Management Council, and led the development and government-wide implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act. In addition to his OMB activities, he helped Senator John Glenn (D-Ohio) launch the Chief Financial Officers (CFO) Act. He also served for eight years as the U.S. delegate and elected vice chair of the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) Public Management Committee. Mr. Breul is an elected fellow of the National Academy Public Administration (NAPA) and leads the Government Performance Coalition. He holds a Masters of Public Administration from Northeastern University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Colby College.
Donald H. Levy - (Co-Chair)
Donald H. Levy is the Albert A Michelson Distinguished Service Professor of Chemistry Emeritus at the University of Chicago and senior advisor to the university president. For a decade ending in 2016, he was the university’s vice president for national laboratories, with responsibility for the oversight of DOE’s Fermi and Argonne National Laboratories. He earned a B.A. from Harvard University in 1961 and a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1965. After two years at Cambridge University as an NIH and then NATO Postdoctoral Fellow, he joined the University of Chicago in 1967 and has spent his entire career there. Among his many honors, Prof. Levy has served as Editor of the Journal of Chemical Physics (1998-2007), chair of the American Institute of Physics Editors' Panel (2000-2002), CEO and board member of the UChicago Argonne LLC (2007-2016), vice-chair of the Argonne National Laboratory Board of Governors and chair of its Science Policy Council (2007-2016), member of the Fermilab Board of Directors (2007-2016), and fellow of the American Physical Society, AAAS, Optical Society of America, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and American Chemical Society. He has served on seven NRC committees, chairing one of them.
Keith A. Coleman
Keith Coleman is the chief engineer for Boeing’s Cruise Missile Systems within Boeing Global Strike Systems. This organization has a charter to design, build, and test current and new development cruise missiles and support systems. He has worked in Boeing Military Aircraft production and Phantom Works advanced design organizations for over 28 years. He has also worked in the Advanced Weapons division working as the Program Manager for the successful Office of the Secretary of Defense Counter Electronics High Powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP) Joint Concept Technology Demonstration. Before the CHAMP program, Mr. Coleman led the Defense Threat Reduction Agency’s UAV-based Beyond-Line-of-Site Biological Combat Assessment System (BCAS) prototype Advanced Technology Demonstration. Mr. Coleman has led and worked on numerous other design efforts, in manufacturing and testing, and in management.
Dona L. Crawford
Dona L. Crawford recently retired as associate director for computation at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), where she was responsible for the development and deployment of an integrated computing environment for petascale simulations of complex physical phenomena. This environment includes high-performance computers, scientific visualization facilities, high-performance storage systems, network connectivity, multi-resolution data analysis, mathematical models, scalable numerical algorithms, computer applications, and necessary services to enable laboratory mission goals and scientific discovery through simulation. Prior to her LLNL appointment in July 2001, Ms. Crawford had been with Sandia National Laboratories since 1976, serving on many leadership projects, including the Accelerated Strategic Computing Initiative, the Nuclear Weapons Policy Board, and the Nuclear Weapons Strategic Business Unit. Ms. Crawford has served on advisory committees for the National Science Foundation, the Council on Competitiveness, and four Academies committees. She has served on the Civilian Research and Development Foundation Board, is a member of the IEEE and the Association for Computing Machinery, is active in the U.S. high-performance networking and computing conference series, and participates in community outreach activities to promote mathematics and science. She holds a BS degree in mathematics from the University of Redlands, California, and an MS degree in operations research from Stanford University.
Martin C. Faga
Martin C. Faga is a retired President and Chief Executive Officer of the MITRE Corporation. As a Federally Funded R&D Center (FFRDC), MITRE’s governance has parallels with the governance of NNSA facilities. Before joining MITRE, Mr. Faga served from 1989 until 1993 as Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Space, where he was responsible for overall supervision of Air Force space matters. At the same time, he served as Director of the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO), responsible to the secretary of defense and the Director of Central Intelligence for the development, acquisition and operation of all U.S. satellite reconnaissance programs. Mr. Faga is a NAPA Fellow and a member of the Board of Directors of the Association of Former Intelligence Officers. He served from 2006-2009 on the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. Since retiring from MITRE, Mr. Faga has been elected to the Boards of Directors of Alliant Techsystems, DigitalGlobe, and Inmarsat Government. He is Chairman of the Board of Thomson Reuters Special Services. He has also served on the Board of Electronic Data Systems. Mr. Faga received M.S. and B.S. degrees in electrical engineering from Lehigh University in 1964 and 1963. Early in his career he was a professional staff member for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He co-chaired a recent AFSB study committee.
Paul A. Fleury
Paul A. Fleury (NAS/NAE) is the Frederick William Beinecke Professor Emeritus of Engineering and Applied Physics, and Professor of Physics at Yale University. He is the founding Director of the Yale Institute for Nanoscience and Quantum Engineering. He served as Dean of Engineering at Yale from 2000 until 2008. Prior to joining Yale Dr. Fleury was Dean of the School of Engineering at the University of New Mexico from January 1996, following 30 years at AT&T Bell Laboratories. At Bell Laboratories he was director of three different research divisions covering physics, materials and materials processing research between 1979 and 1996. During 1992 and 1993 he was Vice President for Research and Exploratory Technology at Sandia National Laboratories. He is a Fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He received the 1985 Michelson-Morley Award and the 1992 Frank Isakson Prize of the American Physical Society for his research on optical phenomena and phase transitions in condensed matter systems. A current member of the Board on Physics and Astronomy and the Laboratory Assessments Board, Dr. Fleury has been a member of numerous Academies committees. He was a member of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories, one of the studies that led to the current study.
David Graham
David Graham is Deputy Division Director in the Strategy, Forces, and Resources Division at the Institute of Defense Analyses, an FFRDC. Since 1995, Graham has led several dozen studies addressing post-Cold War national security roles, responsibilities, and organizations for a variety of sponsors. His work on the DOE nuclear weapons complex includes coauthoring IDA’s 1996 “120-Day Study” of The Organization and Management of the Nuclear Weapons Program; participating in Admiral Hank Chiles’1999 Presidential Commission on Nuclear Expertise; co-authoring the Chiles’ studies of DOE security in the early 2000s; and serving as a member of the 2008 Defense Science Board Panel on nuclear deterrence skills. Graham served for four years (1999-2003) as the IDA study lead for the Panel to Assess the Reliability, Safety, and Security of the U.S. Nuclear Stockpile (the “Foster Panel”). In 2013-14 he served as the executive director for the congressionally mandated Augustine-Mies Panel and assisted in preparing their 2014 report and testimony, which led to the current study. Most recently, Graham led a congressionally mandated study on the management of security operations at DOE’s Category I nuclear sites. Other research interests include assessments of DOD’s acquisition and contracting practices and studies of DOD manpower and personnel programs. In 2000, Graham was awarded IDA’s Goodpaster Award for research excellence. He holds a B.A. degree from Wabash College (1971) and a PhD in economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (1975).
Robert F. Hale
Robert F. Hale currently serves as a fellow at Booz Allen Hamilton. Immediately prior to his role at Booz Allen, Mr. Hale served as the United States Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller) from 2009 until 2014, and before that as the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Financial Management and Comptroller). Mr. Hale has over 30 years of experience as a professional financial manager serving in a wide range of roles related to national defense. In addition to his time at the Department of Defense, Mr. Hale served in the National Security Division of the Congressional Budget Office and as the executive director of the American Society of Military Comptrollers.
Barbara Romzek
Barbara Romzek is Dean of American University’s School of Public Affairs and a Professor of Public Administration and Policy. She was formerly at the University of Kansas as Interim Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Associate Dean for Social and Behavioral Sciences and Professor and Chairperson of the Department of Public Administration. She is recognized for her expertise in the area of public management and accountability with emphases on government reform, contracting, and network service delivery. Her research has encompassed complex work settings, including NASA, Congress, and the Air Force, as well as state agencies, local governments, and nonprofit agencies. Building on her research on formal accountability, her recent work focuses on informal accountability in collaborative network settings. A NAPA Fellow, Dean Romzek has received research awards from the American Society for Public Administration and the American Political Science Association. She has served on the governing boards for the Academy of Management, American Political Science Association, Midwest Political Science Association, and the National Association of Schools of Public Affairs and Administration; she currently serves on the Board of the Public Management Research Association. She received her PhD from the University of Texas.
Merri Wood-Schultz
Merri Wood-Schultz is retired from the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and is an active member of the Nuclear Forensics Science Panel. Dr. Wood-Schultz’s early career focused on the physics design of secondaries of thermonuclear weapons. She was responsible for the conceptual and physics design of numerous nuclear tests and add-on experiments; the areas of focus of these tests included stockpile systems, weapons physics, and advanced development. Dr. Wood-Schultz played an active role in the development of nuclear weapons-related laboratory experiments (AGEX), serving as the lead designer for a series of experiments on the Sandia National Laboratories’ SATURN pulsed-power machine and as a member of the inaugural LANCE (neutron scattering facility) Users Group. Later phases of Dr. Wood-Schultz’s career included involvement in developing concepts and methods for certification without nuclear testing, notably the quantification of margins and uncertainty (QMU), and an increase in her work in nuclear intelligence. The latter led to a 6-month, change-of-station assignment to a DOE intelligence organization. Dr. Wood-Schultz became a LANL Fellow in 2001, received the DOE Award of Excellence in 1988, 1999, and 2004, the STRATCOM Medal of Excellence in 1997, and the LANL Distinguished Performance Award in 1996. She received B.S., M.S., and PhD degrees in physics from the Georgia Institute of Technology.
Joan B. Woodard
Joan B. Woodard is an independent consultant. Dr. Woodard retired in 2010 from Sandia National Laboratories as executive vice president and deputy director. She served as the chief operating officer from 1999 to 2005. During her 36-year career at Sandia, she led the energy technology development programs as well as the national security programs and was the executive with oversight for human resources and compensation as well as budget and finance. She oversaw Sandia’s Defense, Homeland Security, and Energy programs. She led several strategic initiatives, including strategies for energy, cyber security, and the future of science and technology. Dr. Woodard served as deputy lab director of nuclear weapons at Sandia Corporation. Dr. Woodard earned her doctorate degree in mechanical engineering from the University of California, Berkley, and a master’s degree in engineering economics from Stanford University. She has served on four previous NRC studies, most recently on the Committee on the Assessment of the Governance Structure of the NNSA National Security Laboratories.

Committee Membership Roster Comments

Dr. Tammy Taylor resigned from the committee, effective July 12, 2018. Dr. Kathleen Peroff resigned from the committee, effective February 27, 2018.
Mr. Robert Shea resigned from the committee, effective January 23, 2018.
Dr. Elizabeth (Betsy) Cantwell resigned from the committee, effective November 2, 2017
Dr. William J. Madia resigned from the committee, effective July 14, 2017.
Dr. Jill Dahlburg resigned from the committee, effective May 31, 2017.
Dr. Elizabeth M. Robinson resigned from the committee, effective February 2, 2017
Dr. Mitchell B. Wallerstein resigned from the committee effective December 16, 2016.

Events



Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Shenae Bradley
Contact Email:  sbradley@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2293

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:


Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM, USA

Event Type :  
-

Description :   

Discussions with a cross-section of scientists and engineers about management of base capabilities for the long term.

Anyone who would like to observe must contact Shenae Bradley by July 22nd in order to request site access.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Shenae Bradley
Contact Email:  sbradley@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2293

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:


Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM, USA

Event Type :  
-

Description :   

Discussions with a cross-section of scientists and engineers about management of base capabilities for the long term.

Anyone who would like to observe must contact Shenae Bradley by July 22nd in order to request site access.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Shenae Bradley
Contact Email:  sbradley@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2293

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:


Sandia National Laboratories
Livermore, CA, USA

Event Type :  
-

Description :   

Discussions with a cross-section of scientists and engineers about management of base capabilities for the long term.

Anyone who would like to observe must contact Shenae Bradley by July 22nd in order to request site access.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Shenae Bradley
Contact Email:  sbradley@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2293

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:


Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA, USA

Event Type :  
-

Description :   

Discussions with a cross-section of scientists and engineers about management of base capabilities for the long term.

Anyone who would like to observe must contact Shenae Bradley by July 22nd in order to request site access.

 


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Shenae Bradley
Contact Email:  sbradley@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2293

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:


Sandia National Laboratories
Albuquerque, NM, USA

Event Type :  
-

Description :   

Anyone wishing to observe the open sessions of this meeting must contact Shenae Bradley at sbradley@nas.edu no later than Friday, May 3.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Shenae Bradley
Contact Email:  sbradley@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2293

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jonathan Breul
Don Levy
Allan Burman
Dona Crawford
Martin Faga (by phone)
Paul Fleury
David Graham
Robert Hale
Barbara Romzek
Merri Wood-Schultz
Joan Woodard

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Review of panel activities since last meeting
Concept for the fourth interim report (Feb. 2020) and final study report (Sept. 2020)
Discussion of next steps

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

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
May 28, 2019
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:


Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM, USA

Event Type :  
-

Description :   

Anyone wishing to observe the open sessions of this meeting must contact Shenae Bradley at sbradley@nas.edu no later than Friday, May 3.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Shenae Bradley
Contact Email:  sbradley@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2293

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jonathan Breul
Allan Burman
Dona Crawford
Paul Fleury
David Graham
Robert Hale
Barbara Romzek
Merri Wood-Schultz
Joan Woodard

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Recent NNSA strategic documents
Recent GAO reports on NNSA management
Institute for Defense Analyses review of NNSA's pit production plans
Observations from the Los Alamos site visit

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

NNSA’s Strategic Vision
NNSA’s Governance and Management Framework
NNSA’s Strategic Integrated Roadmap
GAO report on Data Calls, https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-286R
GAO report on NNSA Financial Integration, https://www.gao.gov/products/GAO-19-101
2017 and 2018 reports to Congress from NNSA’s Operations and Efficiencies Board
Article about the IDA review of NNSA's pit production plans, “New Study Finds NNSA Pit Strategy Unlikely to Meet Production Deadline, Lawmaker Says,” published online May 2, 2019 at https://www.exchangemonitor.com/235121-2/

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
May 28, 2019
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
TeleConference

Description :   

Discuss adaptation of the Honeywell management system to Sandia National Laboratories


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Shenae Bradley
Contact Email:  sbradley@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2293

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-

Event Type :  
TeleConference

Description :   

Meeting with GAO staff about their recent reports related to NNSA.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Scott Weidman
Contact Email:  sweidman@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2400

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Shenae Bradley
Contact Email:  sbradley@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2293

Agenda
Agenda

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
Meeting

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Shenae Bradley
Contact Email:  Sbradley@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2293

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:


National Academy of Public Administration
1600 K Street, N.W.
Washington, DC, 20001
USA

Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

Closed-session discussion to share impressions from the committee meeting of Sept. 5-6.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Scott Weidman
Contact Email:  sweidman@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2400

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Don Levy
Jonathan Breul
Barbara Romzek
David Graham
Allan Burman
Bill Greenwalt
Paul Fleury
Marty Faga
Robert Hale
Merri Wood-Schultz

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Committee impressions from the meeting of Sept. 5-6.

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

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 24, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001

DOE Forrestal Building (2:00 - 5:00 pm on Sept. 6)
Washington, DC, 20001
USA

Event Type :  
-

Description :   

Anyone wishing to attend the portion of the meeting at DOE Headquarters must contact Shenae Bradley by August 29 to arrange for access.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Shenae Bradley
Contact Email:  sbradley@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2293

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Don Levy
Jonathan Breul
Keith Coleman
Dona Crawford
Marty Faga
Allan Burman
Joan Woodard
William Greenwalt
Paul Fleury
David Graham
Barbara Romzek
Merri Wood-Schultz

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Impressions from the site visit to the Kansas City Plant
Insights from the August 6th session on NNSA-DOD relations
Progress report from the working group on budget atomization
NNSA’s compensation approval process
NNSA governance issues raised in the FY19 NDAA
Possible next steps on data gathering
Background on NNSA’s site governance peer review process
Background on NNSA’s strategic planning activities
Planning for an upcoming status update with HASC and SASC staff
Plans for the remainder of 2018

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

Staff-authored background documents

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 24, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
Meeting

Description :   

Discussions with DOD personnel.


Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Scott Weidman
Contact Email:  sweidman@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-1519

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Some sessions are open and some sessions are closed

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Donald Levy
Robert Hale
David Graham
Marty Faga

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Background for discussions
Committee impressions

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

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
September 03, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Kansas City National Security Campus
Kansas City, MO
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jonathan Breul
Don Levy
Joan Woodard
Merri Wood-Schultz
Bill Greenwalt
Allan Burman
Barbara Romzek

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Impressions from the site visit

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

HCA Certification of KSNSC SD226.1 December 8 2017
JW Bibler Oversight Plan Final Report
NNSA Facilities Fact Sheet
Memo from the NNSA Administrator to the DOE Deputy Secretary, Feb. 28, 2008

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 13, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Donald Levy
Co-Chair
Jonathan Breul
co-chair
Allan Burman
Dona Crawford
Martin Faga
Paul Fleury
David Graham
William Greenwalt
Robert Hale
Barbara Romzek
Tammy Taylor (by phone)
Merri Wood-Schultz
Joan Woodard

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Study plans

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
June 05, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Donald Levy
Co-Chair
Robert Shea
Co-Chair
Jonathan Breul
Dona Crawford
Martin Faga
Paul Fleury
David Graham
Robert Hale
Barbara Romzek
Tammy Taylor
Merri Wood-Schultz

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft report materials

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
January 23, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2100 C Street, N.W. Washington, DC
Board Room
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Agenda
No open sessions
Supporting File(s)
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Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Marty Faga
Robert Shea
Jonathan Breul
David Graham
Robert Hale
Kathy Peroff
Merri Wood-Schultz
Keith Coleman
Dona Crawford

Tammy Taylor
Don Levy
Barbara Romzek
Paul Fleury

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Focus of the upcoming report and near-term information gathering.

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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 19, 2018
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:

Telephone interview
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Adam Darr
Contact Email:  adarr@napawash.org
Contact Phone:  (202) 204-3674

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Robert Shea
Donald Levy
Jonathan Breul
Elizabeth Cantwell
Keith Coleman
David Graham
Robert Hale
Kathleen Peroff
Barbara Romzek
Merri Wood-Schultz

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Observations from the site visit
Plans for next steps

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

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
October 12, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

videoconference/phone call
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Adam Darr
Contact Email:  adarr@napawash.org
Contact Phone:  -

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Robert Shea
Grant Thornton
LLP
co-chair
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
LLC
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
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Y-12 National Security Complex
Oak Ridge, TN
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jonathan Breul
Keith Coleman
William Madia
Kathy Peroff
Merri Wood-Schultz

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Recap of site visit discussions; impressions from the visit.

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

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 26, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Dona Crawford
David Graham
Robert Hale
Barbara Romzek
Robert Shea
Tammy Taylor

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Impressions from the site visit; recap of discussions.

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

none

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
July 26, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Public Administration
1600 K Street, N.W., Suite 400
Washington, D.C.

Contact Adam Darr by June 6, 2017, for access to this meeting.
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Adam Darr
Contact Email:  adarr@napawash.org
Contact Phone:  (703) 969-3003

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

conference call
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  -
Contact Email:  -
Contact Phone:  -

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jill Dahlburg
Robert Shea
Elizabeth Cantwell
Keith Coleman
Dona Crawford
Martin Faga
Paul Fleury
David Graham
Kathleen Peroff
Barbara Romzek
Merri Wood-Schultz

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Draft of Report #1

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

draft report

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
March 03, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jill P. Dahlburg
Robert Shea
Elizabeth R. Cantwell
Keith A. Coleman
Paul A. Fleury
David Graham
William Madia (by phone)
Barbara Romzek
Tammy P. Taylor
Merri Wood-Schultz

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Committee findings and conclusions
Content of the first interim report

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

Nov. 30, 2016 letter from Jared Cohon to Sec. Moniz
Nov. 30, 2016 letter from TJ Glauthier to Sec. Moniz
DOE report to Congress, "Governance and Management of the Nuclear Security Enterprise," December 2016

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
February 21, 2017
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Conference call
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

DOE Forrestal Building
1000 Independence Ave., S.W. Washington, DC 20585
Room to be determined
ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER BY 9:00 AM ON JANUARY 23, 2017
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

Contact Name:  Scott Weidman
Contact Email:  sweidman@nas.edu
Contact Phone:  (202) 334-2421

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

conference call only
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jill P. Dahlburg
Robert Shea
Elizabeth Cantwell
Keith Coleman
Dona Crawford
Martin Faga
Paul Fleury
David Graham
William Madia
Barbara Romzek
Tammy Taylor
Merri Wood-Schultz

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Planning committee information gathering

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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 19, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Conference call
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

Jill Dahlburg
Robert Shea
Elizabeth Cantwell
Dona Crawford
Martin Faga
Paul Fleury
David Graham
William Madia
Kathy Peroff
Elizabeth Robinson
Barbara Romzek
Tammy Taylor
Mitchel Wallerstein
Merri Wood-Schultz
Keith Coleman

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:

Committee plans for information gathering.

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

None

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary:
December 14, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

Keck Center
500 5th St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
No

Publication(s) resulting from the event:

-


Location:

National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20418
Event Type :  
-

Registration for Online Attendance :   
NA

Registration for in Person Attendance :   
NA


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

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

Supporting File(s)
-
Is it a Closed Session Event?
Yes

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Event

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the event:

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 08, 2016
Publication(s) resulting from the event:

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Publications