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Nuclear Personnel Reliability Program

NSIAD-92-193R Published: May 15, 1992. Publicly Released: May 15, 1992.
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GAO reviewed the Department of Defense's (DOD) Personnel Reliability Program for ensuring that employees assigned to nuclear-related duties are reliable and trustworthy. GAO found that DOD is revising the program's governing directive to address such issues as: (1) formal training for program monitors for properly obtaining and considering appropriate information on employees; (2) more specific screening criteria to evaluate employee reliability; (3) increased emphasis on peer-reporting regarding employee reliability; and (4) the need for periodic reinvestigations.

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