The US DOE has now released its 2014 strategic plan, a comprehensive blueprint to guide the agency’s core mission of ensuring America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
The plan is organised into 12 strategic objectives aimed at three distinct goals; science and energy, nuclear security and management and performance. These objectives represent the broad cross cutting and collaborative efforts taking place across the department’s headquarters, site offices, and national laboratories. These include, but are not limited to:
- Advancing the goals of the President’s Climate Action Plan by supporting prudent development, deployment, and efficient use of ‘all of the above’ energy resources that also create new jobs and industries.
- Delivering the scientific discoveries and major scientific tools that transform our understanding of nature and strengthen the connection between advances in fundamental science to technology innovation.
- Maintaining the safety, security and effectiveness of the nation’s nuclear deterrent without nuclear testing.
- Strengthening key science, technology, and engineering capabilities and modernising the national security infrastructure.
Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said, ‘following this roadmap, the department will continue building a cleaner energy environment, strengthening our economy, creating jobs, and fostering innovation in the process. The priorities outlined in this plan are critical to advancing the nation’s energy security and providing for a more secure and prosperous country for future generations.’
Adapted from press release by Claira Lloyd
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