Department of Energy

Department of Energy

The United States Department of Energy (DOE) oversees the United State's policies regarding energy and nuclear material safety

More About Department of Energy

  • cabinet-level department of the United States Government (administered by the secretary of Energy)
  • sets policies regarding energy and safety in handling nuclear material
  • responsibilities include:
    • the nation's nuclear weapons program
    • nuclear reactor production for the United States Navy
    • energy conservation
    • energy-related research
    • radioactive waste disposal
    • domestic energy production

Other DOE Activities

  • Directs research in genomics; the Human Genome Project originated in a DOE initiative
  • Sponsors more research in the physical sciences than any other U.S. federal agency