Y-12/Pantex contractor cites improvements that followed performance review

y12overviewConsolidated Nuclear Security — the government’s managing contractor at the Y-12 and Pantex nuclear weapons plants — today released a statement that said CNS had made a number of significant changes following the National Nuclear Security Administration’s review of its performance in Fiscal Year 2015. As noted earlier, the contractor received a performance score of 57 out of 100.

CNS emphasized that the evaluation period included “an unprecedented transition” of two NNSA sites, “as well as several unexpected challenges as we sought to implement the requirements of the new contract.”

Here’s the statement:

“We carefully considered feedback in the NNSA’s evaluation and sought to maximize our understanding of their view of our performance. In the five months since we initially reviewed the score, we have realigned our organization to better align with the NNSA and to increase our interactions with them.  We have amplified our focus on Operations and Business Management, and enhanced senior management presence at both sites. And, we have established a new Performance Excellence organization, made improvements in Conduct of Operations, and laid out a clear strategic plan that will guide us in the future. These changes have already paid dividends in enhancing our performance in support of our mission to safely and securely help maintain the nation’s nuclear deterrent.”

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