Department of Energy

Department of Energy

Department of Energy
Executive Branch

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