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"To ensure that DOE, including NNSA, products and services meet or exceed customers’ requirements and expectations.
To achieve quality for all work based upon the following principles:

  • All work, as defined in this Order, is conducted through an integrated and effective management system.
  •  Management support for planning, organization, resources, direction, and control is essential to quality assurance (QA).
  •  Performance and quality improvement require thorough, rigorous assessments and effective corrective actions.
  • All personnel are responsible for achieving and maintaining quality.
  • Risks and adverse mission impacts associated with work processes are minimized while maximizing reliability and performance of work products.
  • To establish additional process-specific quality requirements to be implemented under a quality assurance program (QAP) for the control of suspect/counterfeit items (S/CIs), and nuclear safety software as defined in this Order."