OpenNet Celebrates its 20th Anniversary!
— Twenty years ago, the Department of Energy introduced OpenNet,
a web site to improve public access to declassified documents. OpenNet began with bibliographic citations for over
a quarter million documents. In the last 20 years, OpenNet has nearly doubled in size to around 490,000 bibliographic
citations. OpenNet has evolved from a few complete documents to almost 140,000 fully searchable electronic full-text
See key events
U.S. Atomic Energy Commission Atom Information Booklets
— The U. S. Atomic Energy Commission, predecessor to the U. S. Department of Energy, published two series
of information booklets on the atom for the general public in the 1960s-1970s. The series "Understanding the Atom"
were educational booklets for high school science students and their teachers. The series "The World of the Atom"
were for the general public.
See the booklets
The Manhattan Project: Resources
— The Department of Energy's Office of Classification and Office of History and Heritage Resources have joined
together in a collaborative effort to make available historical information and key documentation on the Manhattan
Project effort during World War II to build the atomic bomb.
See The Manhattan Project: Resources