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For Immediate Release: June 15, 2020
SECRETARY BROUILLETTE TO TRAVEL TO IOWA AND IDAHO
WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Wednesday, June 17, 2020, U.S. Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette will be in Ames, Iowa, to tour the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Ames National Laboratory and DOE’s Critical Materials Institute (CMI). The CMI is a DOE Energy Innovation Hub led by Ames Laboratory and supports early-stage research to advance innovation in U.S. manufacturing. The CMI seeks ways to assure supply chains of rare-earth metals and materials critical to clean energy technologies – enabling innovation in U.S. manufacturing and enhancing U.S. energy security.
On Thursday, June 18, Secretary Brouillette will head to Idaho Falls, Idaho, to tour DOE’s Idaho National Laboratory. He will see first-hand the Lab’s new CyberCore Integration Center, a facility that enables partnerships across federal agencies, private industry, and university partners to secure control systems from cyberthreats. While at the Nation’s premiere nuclear laboratory, the Secretary will also make an announcement on advanced nuclear energy.