The Department of Energy's overarching mission is to advance the national, economic, and energy security of the United States; to promote scientific and technological innovation in support of that mission; and to ensure the environmental cleanup of the national nuclear weapons complex.
The Department has four strategic goals toward achieving the mission.
- Defense Strategic Goal: To protect our national security by applying advanced science and nuclear technology to the Nation’s defense.
- Energy Strategic Goal: To protect our national and economic security by promoting a diverse supply and delivery of reliable, affordable, and environmentally sound energy.
- Science Strategic Goal: To protect our national and economic security by providing world-class scientific research capacity and advancing scientific knowledge.
- Environment Strategic Goal: To protect the environment by providing a responsible resolution to the environmental legacy of the Cold War and by providing for the permanent disposal of the Nation’s high-level radioactive waste.
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