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Earlier this week, the Department released its 2011 Strategic Plan, a document that outlines the broad, cross-cutting and collaborative goals that stretch across our complex. It is intended to serve as a blueprint for the Department of Energy to help address the nation’s energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. 

The Strategic Plan is organized into four distinct categories, including:

  • 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.

As part of the release, Secretary Chu hosted a town hall event for Department of Energy employees, delivering an overview of the Strategic Plan and taking their questions on a variety of topics. You can view the event in its entirety below.

*Editor's note: The 2011 Strategic Plan was updated February 13, 2012. You can find the complete Strategic Plan