The Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to making continuous improvements in contract and project management performance. One of the first steps the Department took to improve contract and project management was to hold a Root Cause Analysis (RCA) Workshop in 2007. Following the RCA Workshop, DOE published a report entitled U.S. Department of Energy Contract and Project Management Root Cause Analysis Corrective Action Plan (CAP), which identified the 10 most significant issues DOE faced in managing its contracts and projects. In February 2011, the Department issued the RCA CAP Closure Report, which presented a status of the Department’s initiative to address the most significant issues and their corresponding root causes, and officially closed out most of the issues and root causes. Following the success of the CAP, the Deputy Secretary convened the DOE Contract and Project Management Summit in December 2010 to discuss strategies for additional improvement in contract and project management.