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Top Management Challenges

NRC MANAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE CHALLENGES

Most Serious Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in FY 2022* (as identified by the Inspector General)

  • Challenge 1:  Ensuring safety while transforming into a modern, risk-informed regulator.
  • Challenge 2:  Regulatory oversight of the decommissioning process and the management of decommissioning trust funds.
  • Challenge 3:  Using the COVID-19 lessons learned to strengthen NRC readiness to respond to future mission-affecting disruptions.
  • Challenge 4:  Readiness to license and regulate new technologies in reactor design, fuels, and plant controls, and maintaining the integrity of the associated intellectual property.
  • Challenge 5:  Ensuring the safe and effective acquisition, management, and protection of information technology and data.
  • Challenge 6:  Strategic workforce planning during transformation and industry change.
  • Challenge 7:  Oversight of materials, waste, and the National Materials Program.
  • Challenge 8:  Management and transparency of financial and acquisitions operations.
  • Challenge 9:  NRC readiness to address cyber threats to critical national infrastructure sectors impacting the NRC’s public health and safety mission and/or NRC licensees.

* For more information on these challenges, see The Inspector General's Assessment of the Most Serious Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Nuclear Regulatory Commission in Fiscal Year 2022

DNFSB MANAGEMENT AND PERFORMANCE CHALLENGES

Most Serious Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board in FY 2022* (as identified by the Inspector General)

  • Challenge 1:  Managing a productive organizational culture and climate.
  • Challenge 2:  Ensuring the safe and effective acquisition and management of mission-specific infrastructure, including cyber, physical and personnel security, and data.
  • Challenge 3:  Ensuring a systematic safety focus in the DNFSB’s technical oversight and reviews.
  • Challenge 4:  Using the COVID-19 lessons learned to strengthen the DNFSB’s readiness to respond to future mission-affecting disruptions.
  • Challenge 5:  Managing the DNFSB’s efforts to elevate its visibility and influence and to assess and improve its relationship with the DOE.

* For more information on the challenges, see The Inspector General's Assessment of the Most Serious Management and Performance Challenges Facing the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board in Fiscal Year 2022