February 12, 2013
Inspection of Implementation of Corrective Actions Resulting From Force-on-Force Performance Tests
The Office of Independent Oversight and Performance Assurance (OA) conducts reviews of Department of Energy (DOE) facilities and operations to evaluate the status of, among other things, safeguards and security matters. Integral to these reviews are force-on-force performance tests. These are major tests of the overall effectiveness of all site safeguards and security elements involved in responding to a hypothetical threat scenario based on the design basis threat1 and identified site-specific threats. These tests employ an adversary team that tests the skills, procedures and equipment of those forces responsible for protecting DOE site security interests.