Our Strategic Plan

We are pleased to present the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board’s (Board) Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2014–2018. This strategic plan sets forth a broad vision of how the Board will fulfill its statutory mission to “provide independent analysis, advice, and recommendations to the Secretary of Energy to inform the Secretary, in the role of the Secretary as operator and regulator of the defense nuclear facilities of the Department of Energy, in providing adequate protection of public health and safety at such defense nuclear facilities.”

The Department of Energy’s defense nuclear complex presents a dynamic environment for safety oversight. The initiatives described in this strategic plan will position the Board for the developments expected during the next five years while maintaining the agility to respond to unanticipated safety issues and events.