Inspection of Emergency Management at the Office of Secure Transportation
The Secretary of Energy’s Office of Independent Oversight, within the Office of Health, Safety and Security, conducted an inspection of the emergency management program at the Office of Secure Transportation (OST) in January and February 2007. The inspection was performed by the Office of Emergency Management Oversight.
This 2007 inspection found that, in general, OST efforts have been effective in addressing weaknesses in field response; however, some corrective actions were either ineffective or did not fully address elements of the program, particularly those that affect the EOC cadre. A well-defined training program in emergency management tasks is established for Federal agents and TECC personnel, and an active drill and exercise program provides the ERO challenging opportunities to develop and maintain proficiency.
Section 2 of this report provides an overall discussion of the results of the OST emergency management program elements that were evaluated. Section 3 provides Independent Oversight’s conclusions regarding the overall effectiveness of OST management of the emergency management program. Section 4 presents the ratings assigned as a result of this review. Appendix A provides supplemental information, including team composition. Appendix B summarizes the findings that require corrective action and follow-up. Appendices C through F detail the results of the reviews of individual emergency management program elements.