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Monday, May 25, 2015

DOE Supports Bringing NNSA Back Under Department

Weapons Complex Monitor
May 18, 2015

DOE 'Emphatically' Supports Bringing NNSA Back Under Department

The Department of Energy supports bringing the semi-autonomous National Nuclear Administration back under the Energy Department in line with recommendations of the Congressional Advisory Panel, according to a DOE response to the panel's findings obtained by Weapons Complex Morning Briefing.

DOE largely agreed to the panel's recommendations from late last year, including the most extreme, which found that after evaluating several governance models, "the solution is not to seek a higher degree of autonomy for NNSA, because that approach would only further isolate the enterprise from needed Cabinet Secretary leadership. Instead it is recommended that Congress place the responsibility and accountability for the mission squarely on the shoulders of a qualified Secretary, supported by a strong enterprise Director with unquestioned authority to execute nuclear enterprise missions consistent with the Secretary’s policy direction,’”

DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz wrote in the response. “We emphatically concur and would add to this that rebuilding national leadership focus on nuclear security will also require strengthening regular communications between the Secretary and the relevant Congressional leaders on the various policy elements hat make up the nuclear security mission.”
May 21, 2015 at 7:17 AM


Anonymous said...

Sure, that would just take a really bad situation and make it just a little bit better. No real improvement can be expected to be seen as long as the NWC is in DOE.

Anonymous said...

You mean all those DOE fools that moved into NNSA get to move back under the old letterhead? Unless a broom is applied to sweep out the inept it will all just be a shuffling of the deck chairs on the Titanic.

Anonymous said...

NNSA and their powerful corporate friends with executive "revolving doors" like things just the way they are.

Nothing is going to change.

Anonymous said...

Both NNSA and DOE are staffed with incompetent bureaucrats. Makes no difference.


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