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Office of Nuclear Energy Strategic Vision
A blueprint to achieve NE's mission of advancing nuclear energy science and technology to meet U.S. energy, environmental, and economic needs.

The Office of Nuclear Energy (NE) mission is to advance nuclear energy science and technology to meet U.S. energy, environmental, and economic needs.

NE has identified five goals to address challenges in the nuclear energy sector, help realize the potential of advanced technology, and leverage the unique role of the government in spurring innovation:

  1. Enable continued operation of existing U.S. nuclear reactors.
  2. Enable deployment of advanced nuclear reactors.
  3. Develop advanced nuclear fuel cycles.
  4. Maintain U.S. leadership in nuclear energy technology.
  5. Enable a high-performing organization.

Each goal includes supporting objectives to ensure progress and performance indicators to measure success. Read more in the Office of Nuclear Energy Strategic Vision.


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Nuclear Reactor Technologies

Information on advanced small modular reactors and the Department of Energy's Small Modular Reactor Licensing Technical Support (SMR-LTS) Program.
The LWRS program conducts research to develop technologies and other solutions to improve the economics and reliability, sustain the safety ...
The Advanced Reactor Technologies Office sponsors research, development and deployment activities.
The Department of Energy (DOE) and its predecessors have provided radioisotope power systems that have safely enabled deep space exploration and na

Fuel Cycle Technologies

The fuel cycle in use today in the United States faces challenges in achieving the goals of sustainability.
The mission of the Fuel Cycle Research and Development (FCRD) program is to conduct research and development to help develop sustainable fuel ...
In order to assure the development of a sustainable nuclear fuel cycle for the nation’s energy future.
The Office of Uranium Management and Policy (NE-54), as part of the Office of Fuel Cycle Technologies (NE-5), supports the Department of Energy (DOE)

International Nuclear Energy Policy and Cooperation

The Office of International Nuclear Energy Policy and Cooperation (INEPC) primary mission is to oversee and manage the Department’s international comm
The Office of Nuclear Energy Policy and Cooperation (INEPC) works with international partners on civil nuclear cooperation, ranging from advanced
The Office of International Nuclear Energy Policy and Cooperation (INEPC) supports the Office of Nuclear Energy’s participation in:

Nuclear Facilities Operations

INL combines the expertise of government, industry and academia in a single laboratory under the leadership of Battelle Energy Alliance (BEA).
The Office of Facilities Management manages programs to maintain and deliver nuclear research facilities and capabilities at the Idaho National Labora

Advanced Modeling and Simulation

Computing tools currently used in nuclear industry and regulatory practice are based primarily on empirical math models to approximate, or fit, exist
A reactor’s ability to produce power efficiently is significantly affected by the composition and configuration of its fuel system.
At the heart of a nuclear power plant is the reactor.

Nuclear Energy University Programs

Information about the Nuclear Energy University Program - research grants, infrastructure grants, fellowships and scholarships

Nuclear Energy Enabling Technologies

The NEET Crosscutting Technology Development (CTD) activity provides R&D support to various reactor and fuel cycle technologies.
NEET Crosscut Technology Development
NEET Crosscut - Advanced Sensors and Instrumentation
NEET - Proliferation and Terrorism Risk Assessment
NEET Crosscut - Advanced Methods for Manufacturing