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The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Independent Assessments (IEA) provides expert evaluations of management performance in safety, security and other areas by seasoned experts who are independent of line management and will ensure that training reflects the most current Departmental policy on safety and security issues.  IEA incorporates the lessons learned from inspections, reviews and assessments into safety and security training courses through its management of the National Training Center (NTC).

The National Training Center, the Department’s Center of Excellence for Security and Safety Training and Professional Development, designs, develops, and implements state-of-the-art security and safety training programs for Department federal and contractor personnel nationwide, including the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA).  The NTC:

  • Conducts ongoing job analysis, and develops and delivers training in all aspects of security and safety required for the protection of Departmental and NNSA critical assets, including facilities, equipment, materials and information;
  • Serves to maintain the proficiency and competency of Department and NNSA security and safety personnel through standardized nuclear safety and security training, education, and professional development services;
  • Provides training based on technical qualification standards. 

As appropriate, NTC extends its services to other government agencies involved in protecting critical national security assets.