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Interim Report of the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories

This Interim Report presents the preliminary observations and recommendations gleaned from Phase I of the study by the Commission to Review the Effectiveness of the National Energy Laboratories (Commission).  Key issues of the report focus on the importance of the National Laboratories in terms of DOE missions and goals and the National Laboratories’ purpose, observations about impediments to implementing reiterated recommendations, performance of the National Laboratories with regard to support of DOE, performance of the National Laboratories with regard to engagement and support of the broader science and technology (S&T) community including other Federal agencies, information related to LDRD, and the appropriate size of the National Laboratory complex.

The Commission was created pursuant section 319 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2014, Public Law No. 113-76 to provide advice to the Secretary of Energy on the Department's national laboratories.