Our Strategic Goals

Our Strategic Goals

The Board has identified three interdependent strategic goals in support of the Board’s mission of safety oversight. These strategic goals establish objectives for the Board’s safety oversight of DOE’s defense nuclear facilities. The Board also has identified a strategic goal that establishes objectives enabling the Board to accomplish its mission efficiently, effectively, and with a high degree of accountability and transparency.

  1. Improve Safety of Operations - Perform independent oversight of operational safety of DOE’s defense nuclear facilities to develop analysis, advice, and recommendations that will inform the Secretary of Energy in providing adequate protection of public health and safety at such defense nuclear facilities.
  2. Strengthen Safety Standards - Recommend and promote effective safety standards for the Secretary of Energy to apply in providing adequate protection of public health and safety at defense nuclear facilities.
  3. Strengthen Safety in Design - Recommend and promote safety in design for new and modified defense nuclear facilities.
  4. Achieve Excellence in Management and Communication with Stakeholders - Operate in a manner that is accountable to the public and achieves the mission efficiently and effectively.

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.

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DNFSB Strategic Plan FY 2014 - 2018