Restructuring oversight at nuke weapons plants

beausoleillGeoff Beausoleil, manager of the National Nuclear Security Administration’s Production Office (which oversees the Y-12 and Pantex nuclear weapons plants), has announced a realignment of the Operations Management Group. The news was contained in a newly released memo — for the week ending Sept. 25 — by staff of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board.

According to the report, the Operations Management Group is being split into two “site-specific operations organizations at Pantex and Y-12.”

The memo says each of those organizations will be led by an associate deputy manager for operations, located at the site under his or her responsibility.

“The NPO Manager made the new ADMO position part of the NPO Manager’s Office, which will elevate the responsibilities of the position relative to other Assistant Managers,” the safety board memo states. “This change is intended to provide a greater site-specific focus on operational performance and improve the integration of information from all AM field oversight activities.”

The report says the new position also better aligns with the organizational model of the NNSA’s contractor for the two sites — Consolidated Nuclear Security, a Bechtel-led group.

The persons to fill the new positions will be selected “in the coming months,” the memo states.

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