OSTI has been making government R&D results open and transparent since 1947
Thanks to the seven Department of Energy program offices that have newly designated representatives to serve as technical information officers (TIOs) in the DOE Scientific and Technical Information Program (STIP). This development broadens current Departmental representation in STIP and will help bolster the availability of DOE research and development results and other forms of scientific and technical information (STI).
Under the DOE STIP, OSTI and designated scientific and technical information (STI) stakeholders from across the DOE complex work together to increase the availability and transparency of various types of STI, using best practices, while ensuring coordination of related policy and communication of new developments impacting STI management.
DOE Order 241.1B, the directive governing STI management that was revised in December 2010, reiterated the call for Departmental elements that fund or set policies affecting STI to appoint formal STI points of contact (or TIOs) to participate in the DOE STIP with OSTI, TIOs at field offices, and STI managers at national laboratories.
OSTI Director Walt Warnick held a series of meetings earlier this year with program offices regarding STIP, and subsequently seven offices helpfully have named TIOs: Advanced Research Projects – Energy (AR), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EE), Office of Environmental Management (EM), Office of Fossil Energy (FE), Office of Nuclear Energy (NE), Office of Electricity and Energy Reliability (OE) and the National Nuclear Security Administration (NA). For more information, see a list of the program office STIP TIOs (and field office TIOs and lab STI managers).