Formally, these Reports respond to the Conference Report (H.R. Rep. No. 106-988 (Conf. Rep.)) accompanying the Fiscal Year (FY) 2001 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, which requested the DOE Chief Financial Officer “develop and execute a financial accounting report of LDRD expenditures by laboratory and weapons production plant.” They also respond to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 (Pub. L. No. 104-201), which requires submission each year of “a report on the funds expended during the preceding fiscal year on [LDRD] activities […] to permit an assessment of the extent to which such activities support the national security mission of the Department of Energy.” Further, these Reports addresses the requirement in the Conference Report (H.R. Rep. No. 107-258 (Conf. Rep.)) accompanying the FY 2002 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, which requests the Secretary of Energy include in the annual Report to Congress on LDRD expenditures “an affirmation that all LDRD activities derived from funds of other agencies have been conducted in a manner that support science and technology development that benefits the programs of the sponsoring agencies and is consistent with the Appropriations Acts that provided funds to those agencies.”

April 21, 2021

FY 2020 LDRD Report

In FY 2020 there were 2,207 LDRD projects with a total cost of $686.48 million.

July 16, 2020

FY 2019 LDRD Report

In FY 2019 there were 2,034 LDRD projects with a total cost of $637.31 million.

July 15, 2020

FY 2018 LDRD Report

In FY 2018 there were 1,986 LDRD projects with a total cost of $590.83 million.

July 15, 2020

FY 2017 LDRD Report

In FY 2017, 1,851 LDRD projects at the DOE National Laboratories cost $574.79 million.