D.O.E. is a Cabinet Department concernedwith the U.S. policies regarding: Energy Safety in Handling Nuclear MaterialWhat is D.O.E. ?
Nuclear Weapons Program Nuclear reactor production for Navy Energy Conservation Energy Research Radioactive Waste Disposal Domestic Energy ProductionAdditional Responsibilities?
The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions. (http://www.doe.gov/mission)Mission
Secretary of Energy Dr. Steven Chu ◦ Dr. Steven Chu is charged with helping implement President Obamas ambitious agenda to invest in clean energy, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, address the global climate crisis, and create millions of new jobs. (http://www.doe.gov/leadership)Secretary
Formed: 4 August 1977 Proceeded by Federal Energy AdministrationDate of Establishment
Division Funding (in billions) Management $0.4 Energy and Environment $10.6 Science $4.9 Nuclear Security $10.5 Other $0.6 Total $27Budget
Percent of Budget Spent 1% Defence and International Security2% 2% 4% Social Security3% Saftey Net Programs 20% Interest on Debt 7% Medicare, Medicaid, and CHIP Benefits for Federal Retirees and Veterans Transportation Infrastructure22% 20% Education Science and Medical Research 6% 13% Non-security International Other
The D.O.E. is quite large with ≈16,000 federal employees ≈93,094 contract employeesNumber of Employees
D.O.E. Regulates and researches new energy technologies Is the most important cabinet position because it fuels the country’s massive energy needs Does not count for nearly as much as organizations like D.O.D. Majority of information seen in presentationWhat I knew
Real progress is being made because this cabinet position. Department of Energy also controls nuclear weaponsWhat I learned