Serial No. 113-13: DOE Management and Oversight of Its Nuclear Weapons Complex: Lessons of the Y-12 Security Failure: Hearing Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, First Session, March 13, 2013 [open pdf - 8MB]
This is from the March 13, 2013 hearing, "DOE [Department of Energy] Management and Oversight of Its Nuclear Weapons Complex: Lessons of the Y-12 Security Failure," before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce, Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. From the opening statement of Tim Murphy: "We convene this hearing to continue the committee's examination of the Department of Energy's management and oversight of its nuclear weapons complex -- three national weapons laboratories and five production and testing facilities. These eight sites are responsible for the stewardship of our nation's nuclear weapons stockpile. DOE, through its National Nuclear Security Administration (or NNSA), spends billions of dollars each year performing hazardous operations to maintain and secure nuclear weapons and weapons materials. This work is performed by contractors at the department's nuclear weapons sites under the supervision of federal officials and requires strict adherence to strong safety standards. The supremely sensitive nature of the materials and technologies also requires the department to ensure an extraordinary level of security to safeguard these nuclear sites and operations. Our attention today will focus mainly on the lessons for the department from the security and oversight failures that occurred last summer at the Y-12 National Security Complex, in Oak Ridge, Tennessee -- and what DOE is doing to address these lessons." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Tim Murphy, Sandra E. Finan, Daniel B. Poneman, Richard A. Meserve, C. Donald Alston and David C. Trimble.
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