DOE Federal Technical Capability Panel provides the requirements for the recruitment, deployment, development, and retention of federal personnel with demonstrated technical capability to safely accomplish the Department’s missions and responsibilities. This Program applies to the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Headquarters (HQ) and Field organizations that have safety responsibilities for defense nuclear facilities. The FTCP is designed to continue the assessment, monitoring, and improvement of the capabilities of the federal technical workforce.
The Office of the Associate Administrator for Safety and Health (NA-SH) Technical Qualification Program (TQP) applies to those personnel who oversee defense nuclear facilities, to support the mission of NNSA. The requirement for this SA comes from DOE O 426.1A that states "Headquarters and Field Elements must conduct self-assessment of TQP and FTCP implementation within their organization at least every 4 years.