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Mission

To ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

Current initiatives

  • Energy: Transforming the nation’s energy system and securing U.S. leadership in clean energy technologies
  • Science & Innovation: Maintaining science and engineering as a cornerstone of our economic prosperity with clear leadership in strategic areas
  • Nuclear Safety & Security: Enhancing nuclear security through defense, arms control, and environmental efforts
  • Management & Operational Excellence: Combining the best wisdom of all DOE stakeholders into an operational and adaptable framework to maximize mission success

Organization

DOE has ten program offices, nine field offices and twenty-one labs and technology centers around the nation. Learn more about the organizational structure.

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