Military Services have single dosimetry processing and laboratories. DOE should consolidate to regional processors to limit costs particularly for smaller sites. The regional processors could be allowed to compete for customers within DOE outside their region if their service/costs are superior. The DOE should ultimately consider eliminating its duplicative accreditation process in favor of NVLAP accrediation used by industry. Throughout the process quality services should be demanded. Cost savings could be substantial by pooling equipment and eliminating the DOELAP program.
Idea No. 13085