Benjamin J. Whitaker

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  • Dear Mr Glauthier, John T Sincerely, Conway Chairman, Mr Mark, B Whitaker, Thomas Burns +7 others
  • 2000
Software quality assurance (SQA) is a process for the systematic development, testing, documentation, maintenance, and execution of software. The staff of the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (Board) has reviewed the status of SQA for software used to make safety-related design decisions and to control safety-related systems. The enclosed report,(More)
Interleukin (IL)-17 plays a critical role in inflammation. Most studies to date have elucidated the inflammatory role of IL-17A, often referred to as IL-17. IL-17F is a member of the IL-17 family bearing 50% homology to IL-17A and can also be present as heterodimer IL-17AF. This study elucidates the distribution and contribution of IL-17A, F and AF in(More)
  • John T Conway, Chairman A J Eggenberger, John E Mansfield, R Bruce Matthews, John T Sincerely, Conway Chairman +7 others
  • 2004
The report explores organizational aspects of safe operations with the intent of helping to identify how DOE could better organize itself to enhance safety, particularly nuclear safety. Academic research on organizations involved in operations with the potential for high-consequence accidents and lessons learned from major accidents and near-misses are(More)
Since the discovery of the halogen dance (HD) reaction more than 60 years ago, numerous insights into the mechanism have been unveiled. To date however, the reaction has not been investigated from a theoretical perspective. Density functional theory (DFT) was used to model the potential energy surface linking the starting reagents to the lithiated products(More)
We report on the application of an evolutionary algorithm to a noisy, dynamic optimization problem in chemistry: the maximization of three-photon absorption in molecular iodine. An evolution strategy is used in real-time in a closed loop experiment to search the space of physically realizable phase-modulated femtosecond laser pulses. The probability of(More)
  • A J Eggenberger, Joseph F Bader, John E Mansfield, Mr Thomas, P D 'agostino, Ms +31 others
  • 2006
In its response to the Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board's (Board) Recommendation 2004-1, Oversight of Complex, High-Hazard Organizations, the Department of Energy (DOE) committed to revitalizing Integrated Safety Management (ISM) with "a set of actions the Department will pursue to reconfirm that ISM will be the foundation of the Department's safety(More)
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