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History of the Energy Department's Role in Nuclear Security

A timeline of nuclear security at the Department of Energy from the Manhattan Project to present day.

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DOE Announces Transition of EAGLE-I to Oak Ridge National Laboratory

On September 27, 2016, DOE announced that it will transition EAGLE-I to a new infrastructure platform at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL),...

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10 Questions with Author and Energy Expert Daniel Yergin

Pulitzer Prize-winning author Daniel Yergin is the first recipient of the James Schlesinger Medal for Energy Security.

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Nuclear Posture Review

America's strategy for a nuclear deterrent that is modern, robust, flexible, resilient, ready and appropriately tailored to deter 21st century threats and reassures allies.

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The Energy Department plays an important and multifaceted role in protecting national security. In addition to our work to increase nuclear nonproliferation and ensure the security of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile, we manage the Strategic Petroleum Reserve, invest in protections against cyber and physical attacks on U.S. energy infrastructure, conduct programs to ensure worker health and safety, provide training tools and procedures for emergency response and preparedness, and fight the effects of climate change.