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NNSA releases contractor performance evaluations
The National Nuclear Security Administration last week released performance evaluation summaries on the effectiveness of its management and operating (M&O) contractors in meeting the agency’s expectations during fiscal year 2020.
The summaries feature assessment “scorecards,” as well as links to M&O contractor performance evaluation and measurement plans. Also included are specific contractor accomplishments, plus issues requiring attention.
Technical Session|Panel|Sponsored by THD
Monday, November 16, 2020|12:00–2:10PM (1:00–3:10PM EST)
Richard B. Vilim
Janet Davis (American Nuclear Society)
The opportunities for application of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to nuclear power for securing the energy future of the U.S. are legion. While applications to the existing fleet are currently underway, it is the advanced reactors operating in the future energy landscape that present the greatest opportunity. AI/ML can potentially transform the use of nuclear power and improve its economic competitiveness. This panel will focus on the staffing problem and the related competitiveness problem, which are already manifest in the current fleet. The challenge is to transform the human from a labor-intensive role to an overseer of technology that operates autonomously, safely, and fits into a dynamic energy network composed of an array of production and storage technologies.
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Presentation Slides — Ken Thomas
Presentation Slides — Raghu Avali
Presentation Slides — Richard Vilim
Presentation Slides — Richard Wood
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