About the Commission

Section 319 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Public Law No. 113-76 established the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories. The Commission will review whether the DOE national laboratories are properly aligned with the Department’s strategic priorities, have clear and balanced missions, have unique capabilities to meet current energy and national security challenges, are appropriately sized to meet the Department’s energy and national security missions, and are appropriately supporting other Federal agencies. The Commission will also look for opportunities to more effectively and efficiently use the capabilities of the national laboratories and analyze the effectiveness of the use of laboratory directed research and development (LDRD) to meet the Department's science, energy and national security goals.

The Commission may form subcommittees to undertake fact-finding and analysis on specific topics. The Commission will report its findings and conclusions to the Secretary of Energy and the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate. The duties of the Commission are solely advisory.

Past Commission Meetings

Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories, October 23, 2015

The final public meeting of the Commission will begin at 1:00 p.m. on October 23, 2015 in the form of a Conference Call. The tentative meeting...

October 23, 2015
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Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories, May 22, 2015

This is the ninth meeting of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories.

May 22, 2015
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Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories, April 22, 2015

This is the eighth meeting of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories.

April 22, 2015
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Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories, March 24, 2015

This is the seventh meeting of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories.

March 24, 2015
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Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories, February 24, 2015

This is the sixth meeting of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories.

February 24, 2015
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Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories, December 15, 2014

This is the fifth meeting of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories.

December 15, 2014
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Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories, November 4, 2014

This is the fourth meeting of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories.

November 4, 2014
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Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories - October 6, 2014

This was the third meeting of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories.

October 6, 2014
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Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories - September 15, 2014

This was the second meeting of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories (CRENEL).

September 15, 2014
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Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories Inaugural Meeting

The Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories held its first meeting in Washington, DC on July 18, 2014.

July 18, 2014
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Co-Chairs

TJ Glauthier
Co-Chair, Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories
Jared Cohon
Co-Chair, Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories

Members

Norman Augustine
Former Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin, Former Under Secretary for the Army
Wanda M. Austin
Member, Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories
Charles Elachi
Member, Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories
Paul A. Fleury
Member, Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories
Susan Hockfield
Member, Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories
Dr. Richard A. Meserve
President Emeritus, Carnegie Institution for Science and Former Chairman of the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Dr. Cherry Murray
Director of the Office of Science