As a member of the U.S. Government’s Intelligence Community,
the Department of Energy (DOE) serves as the premier technical
intelligence resource in the areas of nuclear weapons,
nonproliferation, energy, science, and technology, as well as
emerging nuclear threats. In addition to providing intelligence
analyses, DOE offers specialized technology and operational
support to both intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
DOE accomplishes its intelligence mission by drawing from
technical expertise located throughout the Department complex,
including the national laboratories. This necessitates
Department-affiliated personnel having access to sensitive
compartmented information (SCI), which is a designation given to
classified information derived from intelligence sources, methods,
or analytical processes that are required to be handled through
designated access control systems.