Nuclear Quality Consulting Services

Sparkman & Associates, LLC is a woman-owned consultating firm in Fairfax, VA. We have an in-depth understanding of nuclear safety planning and design. Using our technical expertise, we help high-integrity operating facilities improve their overall processes. Our staff specializes in commercial grade dedication of items, services, and computer programs.

In addition, we guide various waste processing facilities and research organizations in their quality processes, assessments, and engineering practices. We also provide assistance in implementing a quality assurance program that addresses nuclear safety, mission critical, and operational requirements. For small businesses using agile methodologies, we can establish an NQA-1 Quality Program.

Mission Statement

Sparkman & Associates, LLC is a woman-owned small business providing technical expertise related to quality assurance, software engineering, and software quality assurance for the design, and operations of nuclear facilities and other high-integrity operating facilities. In addition, we provide guidance for various waste processing facilities and research organizations in implementing engineering, quality, and assessment practices. We also provide assistance in implementing a comprehensive quality assurance program that addresses nuclear safety, mission critical and operational requirements. Our Team has significant experience in establishing an NQA-1 Quality Program for small businesses using agile methodologies. We specialize in commercial-grade dedication of items, services, and computer programs.

What We Offer

Sparkman & Associates, LLC has proven success in consulting for organizations that use, acquire, or develop software. Our services include:

  • One-on-one mentoring on quality assurance, software engineering implementation of best practices applicable to nuclear and other high-integrity applications
  • Establishment of quality assurance programs and processes
  • Generation of software life cycle documentation
  • Auditing of quality programs and procedures
  • Training

Areas of Expertise

Clients work with us for our extensive knowledge, skills, and experience. The quality of our services proves we are highly adept at:

  • Establishing software quality programs including independent test programs

  • Implementing nuclear quality programs using agile methods

  • Proving mentoring and implementation of commercial-grade dedication of items, services, and computer programs.

  • Performing nuclear quality audits, assessments, and reviews.

  • Implementing ASME NQA-1 and IEEE software requirements.

Why Choose Us

We take pride in our solid team of consultants. We have experience mentoring US government agency staff, resulting in an improvement in quality assurance competencies and understanding of government regulatory requirements. Our team also includes experienced instructors in computer science, software engineering, and quality assurance. Aside from this, we are also capable of:

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  • Leading and participating in numerous reviews, assessments, inspections, and audits of nuclear, high-integrity, and research facilities
  • Managing reviews, assessments, and audits from start to finish
  • Developing review criteria
  • Planning assessments and audits
  • Conducting on-site and remote interviews
  • Finalizing assessment and audit reports
  • Assisting in verifying corrective actions
  • Conducting ASME NQA-1, DOE, NNSA, ISO 9001, and SEI CMM Level 2 and 3 audits and assessments