This colloquium will discuss why it is important to embrace quality assurance principles for research programs in order to create a competitive advantage, enhance the research reputation, and gain customer confidence: “delivering the goods”.
Mr. Daren Jensen is the owner of Optimum Performance Solutions consulting and has over thirty-three years of experience in managing and implementing complex nuclear quality assurance programs and providing consulting services. He is the former QA Manager for the Nuclear Energy University Programs (NEUP) and is the current QA Program Manager for the Idaho National Laboratory where he led the effort in preparing for and achieving the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Nuclear Quality Assurance (NQA-1) certification for the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) QA program. He has a B.S in Physics from Idaho State University and an M.S in Industrial Safety from the University of Idaho. He is a Six Sigma Blackbelt and a certified Quality Management System Lead Auditor. Mr. Jensen is the Chair of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) NQA-1 Applications Subcommittee and a Member of the NQA-1 Executive and Standard (Main) Committees.