DOE Release 2011 Strategic Plan

ImageOn Tuesday, May 10, Secretary of Energy Steven Chu released the 2011 Department of Energy Strategic Plan, which outlines the broad, cross-cutting and collaborative goals that stretch across our complex. It is to serve as a blueprint for DOE to help address the nation’s energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

The Department’s missions and programs are designed to bring the best minds and capabilities to bear on important problems. It draws on the diverse talents of our federal workforce, scientists and engineers from national laboratories, academia, and the private sector in multidisciplinary teams, striving to find solutions to the most complex and pressing challenges.


The DOE Strategic Plan is organized into four distinct categories, including:

  • Catalyzing the timely, material, and efficient transformation of the nation’s energy system and securing U.S. leadership in clean energy technologies
  • Maintaining a vibrant U.S. effort in science and engineering as a cornerstone of our economic prosperity with clear leadership in strategic areas
  • Enhancing nuclear security through defense, nonproliferation, and environmental efforts
  • Establishing an operational and adaptable framework that combines the best wisdom of all Department stakeholders to maximize mission success