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Laboratory Directed Research and Development Annual Reports

Formally, these Reports respond to the Conference Report (H.R. Rep. No. 106-988 (Conf. Rep.)) accompanying the Fiscal Year (FY) 2001 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, which requested the DOE Chief Financial Officer “develop and execute a financial accounting report of LDRD expenditures by laboratory and weapons production plant.” They also respond to the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1997 (Pub. L. No. 104-201), which requires submission each year of “a report on the funds expended during the preceding fiscal year on [LDRD] activities […] to permit an assessment of the extent to which such activities support the national security mission of the Department of Energy.” Further, these Reports addresses the requirement in the Conference Report (H.R. Rep. No. 107-258 (Conf. Rep.)) accompanying the FY 2002 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, which requests the Secretary of Energy include in the annual Report to Congress on LDRD expenditures “an affirmation that all LDRD activities derived from funds of other agencies have been conducted in a manner that support science and technology development that benefits the programs of the sponsoring agencies and is consistent with the Appropriations Acts that provided funds to those agencies.”

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  • January 2, 2014

    The total FY 2013 LDRD Program cost at the national laboratories was $568.6 million in 1,742 projects.

  • July 1, 2013

    The total FY 2012 LDRD Program cost at the national laboratories was $578.9 million in 1,738 projects.

  • February 28, 2012

    The total FY 2011 LDRD Program cost at the national laboratories was $581 million, which represents approximately 4.7 percent of total cost base at these laboratories.

  • December 22, 2010

    The total FY 2010 LDRD program cost at the national laboratories was $541 million, which represents approximately 4.6 percent of total cost base at these laboratories.

  • April 1, 2010

    The national laboratories included in this report devoted approximately $515 million to LDRD, addressing topics that span the entire range of DOE’s broad scientific mandate.

  • February 3, 2009

    The national laboratories included in this report devoted approximately $513 million to LDRD, addressing topics that span the entire range of DOE’s broad scientific mandate.

  • January 31, 2008

    The multi-program national laboratories included in this report devoted approximately $499 million to LDRD, funding projects ranging in size from less than $5,000 per year to over $3 million, addressing topics that span the entire range of DOE’s broad scientific mandate.

  • December 14, 2006

    The multi-program national laboratories included in this report devoted approximately $476 million to LDRD, funding projects ranging in size from less than $5,000 per year to over $3 million, addressing topics that span the entire range of DOE’s broad scientific mandate.

  • February 6, 2006

    The multi-program national laboratories included in this report devoted approximately $384 million to LDRD, funding projects ranging in size from less than $5,000 per year to over $3 million, addressing topics that span the entire range of DOE's broad specific mandate.

  • January 13, 2005

    The multi-program National Laboratories included in this report devoted approximately $365 million to LDRD, funding projects ranging in size from less than $5,000 per year to over $3 million, addressing topics that span the entire range of DOE’s broad scientific mandate.