The Department of Energy’s (DOE) Enterprise Assessments programs provide DOE line management, Congress, and other stakeholders with an independent evaluation of the effectiveness of DOE policy and line management performance in safety and security, and other critical areas as directed by the Secretary of Energy. This information provides assurance to our stakeholders and identifies areas for improvement to our leadership to support the safe performance of the Department’s mission.
Safety and emergency management assessments are conducted to provide critical feedback and objective information on programs and performance in protecting our workers, the public and the environment. Expert evaluations of DOE sites, facilities, organizations, and operations in the areas of safety and emergency management, with particular emphasis on the unique hazards associated with nuclear operations provide objective and accurate information to DOE managers and other stakeholders about safety and emergency management policies and performance to identify areas where improvements are needed.
Security and cyber programs provide the Department with an independent evaluation of the effectiveness of safeguards and security and classified and unclassified cyber security policies and programs throughout the complex, including protection of special nuclear material, and classified and sensitive information. Through expert program and technical analysis, a continuous program for assessing the security of DOE classified and unclassified networks is maintained, and cyber security trends and studies of complex-wide issues provide essential information assurance practices to DOE Headquarters and sites.