by Kate Bannan on Tue, May 10, 2011
Plan lays out the Department’s leadership role in transforming the energy economy through investments in research, development of new technologies and deployment of innovative approaches
DOE recently released its 2011 Department of Energy Strategic Plan, which outlines the broad, cross-cutting and collaborative goals, and will serve as a blueprint for DOE to help address the nation’s energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.
The Department’s missions and programs are designed to bring the best minds and capabilities to bear on important problems. It draws on the diverse talents of our federal workforce, scientists and engineers from national laboratories, academia and the private sector in multidisciplinary teams, striving to find solutions to the most complex and pressing challenges.
The DOE Strategic Planis organized into four distinct categories:
· Catalyzing the timely, material, and efficient transformation of the nation’s energy system and securing U.S. leadership in clean energy technologies
· Maintaining a vibrant U.S. effort in science and engineering as a cornerstone of our economic prosperity with clear leadership in strategic areas
· Enhancing nuclear security through defense, nonproliferation, and environmental efforts
· Establishing an operational and adaptable framework that combines the best wisdom of all Department stakeholders to maximize mission success
Do you want to find out more about how the Department of Energy plays an important and unique role in the U.S. science and technology community? Or how the DOE plays a leadership role in transforming the energy economy through investments in research, development of new technologies and deployment of innovative approaches? Go to theOffice of Scientific and Technical Informationand useScience Accelerator, a free resource that was developed to advance discovery and deliver science information.
Science Accelerator allows the user to search, via a single query, for scientific and technical information tailored to what the user wants and contains the results of DOE research and development (R&D) projects and programs, descriptions of R&D projects under way or recently completed, major R&D accomplishments and recent research of interest to DOE. Through this gateway, you can find out about ongoing research projects, explore significant DOE discoveries, learn about DOE Nobel Prize Winners, access and search scientific e-prints, locate science conference papers and proceedings, and more.