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Committee Fact Finding and Briefing Activities Through August 2001 and Project Data Request in March 2001

COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES

 

2000

July

Begin Phase III of oversight and review of DOE project management

September 19–20

Committee meeting 1. Overview of the status and direction of DOE project management by OECM, EM, DP, and SC, Washington, D.C.

Briefings by Merna Hurd, senior advisor; Michael Telson, CFO; Clair Gill, director OECM; James Rispoli, deputy director OECM; Marvin Garcia, EM; Daniel Lehman, SC; Willie Clark, DP; and James Anderson, director SNS.

October 17–19

Observed OECM project management workshop and awards program (Al Burman, Lloyd Duscha, Brian Estes, Mike Price, and Mike Cohn), Arlington, Va.

November 15–17

Committee meeting 2. Response to follow-up questions from September presentations by OECM, EM, DP, and SC.

Briefings by Clair Gill, director OECM; James Rispoli, deputy director OECM; Marvin Garcia, EM; James Carney, SC; and Willie Clark, DP.



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Progress in Improving Project Management at the Department of Energy: 2001 Assessment B Committee Fact Finding and Briefing Activities Through August 2001 and Project Data Request in March 2001 COMMITTEE ACTIVITIES   2000 July Begin Phase III of oversight and review of DOE project management September 19–20 Committee meeting 1. Overview of the status and direction of DOE project management by OECM, EM, DP, and SC, Washington, D.C. Briefings by Merna Hurd, senior advisor; Michael Telson, CFO; Clair Gill, director OECM; James Rispoli, deputy director OECM; Marvin Garcia, EM; Daniel Lehman, SC; Willie Clark, DP; and James Anderson, director SNS. October 17–19 Observed OECM project management workshop and awards program (Al Burman, Lloyd Duscha, Brian Estes, Mike Price, and Mike Cohn), Arlington, Va. November 15–17 Committee meeting 2. Response to follow-up questions from September presentations by OECM, EM, DP, and SC. Briefings by Clair Gill, director OECM; James Rispoli, deputy director OECM; Marvin Garcia, EM; James Carney, SC; and Willie Clark, DP.

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Progress in Improving Project Management at the Department of Energy: 2001 Assessment November 17 Observe DP project management workshop (Don Brand), Washington, D.C.   2001 January 17 Release of interim letter report on project management improvements in DOE. February 21–23 Committee meeting 3. Review the status of the project management initiative and of current projects in the Albuquerque Operations Office. Briefings by Robert McMullan, OECM; Willie Clark, DP; and Marvin Garcia, EM. Albuquerque Operations Office briefings by Albert Whitman, Technology and Site Programs; John Author, Environmental Operations and Services; Jack Tillman, Construction and Engineering; and George Rael, Environmental Restoration. Site and project briefings for environmental projects by Beth Oms, Sandia National Laboratories (SNL); James Nunz, Kirkland Area Office; and Johnnie Guelker, Albuquerque Area Office. Site and project briefings for DP projects by Pam McKever, SNL, Underground Reactor Facility; Wayne Evelo, KAO; David Post, LANL, Strategic Computing Complex; Mike Fulford, LAAO, Isotope Production; Lloyd Smith, LAAO, Accelerator Production of Tritium, Accelerator Applications; Sam Espinosa, APT Project Office; Linda Holland, Honey well, Structural Upgrades and Strategic Stockpile Management Restructuring; Bob Schmidt, KCAO; and Robin Madison, BWXT Pantex. Other briefings by Gregory Ho well, Lean Construction Institute, and John Pearman, Energy Facilities Contractors’ Group (EFCOG). February 26–28 Presentation and discussions with DOE personnel, EM contractors, and EIR contractors (Ken Reinschmidt, Brian Estes, David Ford, and Mike Cohn) at Environmental Management 2001 conference, Tucson. March 20 Meeting with Kevin Kolivar, Policy Advisor to Secretary Abraham (Ken Reinschmidt, Lloyd Duscha, Richard Little, and Mike Cohn).

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Progress in Improving Project Management at the Department of Energy: 2001 Assessment March 21 Meeting and presentation with Energy Facilities Contractors’ Group (EFCOG) board (Ken Reinschmidt, Lloyd Duscha, and Mike Cohn). March 26–28 Presentation and informal discussion at the Energy Monitor conference (Ken Reinschmidt, Brian Estes, Alan Burman, and Richard Little), Albuquerque. April 3 Informal meeting with Richard Hopf on DOE contracting initiatives (Ken Reinschmidt, Lloyd Duscha, Allan Burman, Richard Little, and Mike Cohn). April 4–6 Committee meeting 4. Review procedures for front-end planning by EM, DP, and SC and update on DOE project management issues in OECM, OMB, and Congress, Washington D.C. Briefings by Jeannie Wilson, U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee; Laren Uher, Office of Federal Procurement Policy; and Walter Howes, DOE Office of Contract Reform and Privatization. Office of Environmental Management briefings by James Owendoff, Office of the Assistant Secretary; William Murphie, Office of Site Closure; Michael Weis, Office of Project Completion; Theresa Fryberger, Office of Science and Technology; Gene Schmidt, Planning and Budget; Pattie Bubar, Office of Integration and Disposition; and Marvin Garcia, Office of Project Management. Office of Science briefings by Dan Lehman, Construction Management Support Division; Jim Carney, Construction Management Support Division; Jeff Hoy, Materials and Sciences Engineering; Mike Riches, Office of Biological and Environmental Research; and Barry Sullivan, Laboratory Infrastructure Division. Defense Programs briefings by Willie Clark, Office of Project Management Support; Joel Leeman, Military Application and Stockpile Operations, Research, Development & Simulation; and Shah Jaghoory, Office of Facilities Management and ES&H Support. Office of Engineering and Construction Management briefings by Clair Gill, Dave Treacy, and Thad Kopnicki. May 1 Meeting with Secretary Abraham, Kevin Kolivar, and Jim McSlarrow (Ken Reinschmidt, Lloyd Duscha, Richard Little, and Mike Cohn).

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Progress in Improving Project Management at the Department of Energy: 2001 Assessment May 2–3 Presentation and participation in Office of Science project management workshop (Ken Reinschmidt, Lloyd Duscha, and Mike Cohn), Germantown, Md. May 8–9 Observation of OECM roundtable review of O413.3, PPM manual, and PARS (Brian Estes, Lloyd Duscha, and Mike Cohn), Arlington, Va. May 10–11 Informal review of project planning with DP20, DP10, and OS (Lloyd Duscha, Jeff Bostock, and Mike Cohn), Washington, D.C., and Germantown, Md. May 15–17 Observation of SNS project review (Jeff Bostock), Oak Ridge, Tenn. June 6–7 Presentation and participation at Defense Program project management workshop (Lloyd Duscha and Paul Gilbert), Las Vegas, Nev. June 22 Meeting with Deputy Secretary Francis Blake (Ken Reinschmidt, Lloyd Duscha, Allan Burman, Richard Little, and Mike Cohn). June 26 Meeting with David Swindel, chairman, EMAB Contracts and Management Committee (Lloyd Duscha and Mike Cohn). July 11–13 Committee meeting 5, deliberation and report writing, Woods Hole, Mass. July 18 Observed Project Management Career Development Task Force meeting (Lloyd Duscha), Washington, D.C. August 3 Meeting with Bruce Carnes, CFO (Ken Reinschmidt, Lloyd Duscha, Allan Burman, Richard Little, and Mike Cohn). PROJECT DATA REQUEST—MARCH 2001 1. All data packages and/or presentation packages which were provided for the CD-0, the CD-1, the CD-2, and the CD-3 for the following projects: 00-D-103 (LLNL) DP/TERASCALE SIMULATION 00-D-105 (LANL) DP/SCC 00-D-107 (SNL) DP/JCEL 00-D-401 (SR) EM/SPENT FUEL TREATMENT & STORAGE TITLE I & II 01-E-300 (ORNL) OS/LAB FOR COMPARATIVE GENOMICS 01-D-124 (Y-12) DP/HEU STORAGE 01-D-126 (PX) DP/WEAPONS EVALUATION TEST LAB 01-D-407 (SR) MATERIALS DISP & EM/HEU BLEND DOWN 01-D-142 (VAR) EM/IMMOBILIZATION & ASSOC. PROCESSING

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Progress in Improving Project Management at the Department of Energy: 2001 Assessment 01-D-403 (RICH) EM/IMMOBILIZATION OF HIGH LEVEL WASTE 01-D-416 (RICH) EM/TANK WASTE 2. A tabulation of dollars expended by project/by fiscal year on project planning for the time prior to CD-0, the time between CD-0 and CD-1, and the time between CD-1 and CD-2.     Note: The committee assumes that most of the cost was expended by the contractors; however, if DOE had field office or headquarters cost, please include. Provide the critical decision dates. This tabulation should be provided for each of the above listed line items.