SEAB has four standing subcommittees that provide advice and recommendations to the Secretary on the Department's four major mission areas: science; energy; nuclear security; and environmental stewardship. Ad-hoc task forces, comprised of SEAB members and outside experts, also advise in specific areas directed by the Secretary. Additionally, a standing task force was created to review the National labs.
The SEAB Energy Subcommittee is responsible for issues related to DOE’s mission to promote the U.S.’s energy security through reliable, clean, and affordable energy.
- Task Force on the Future of Nuclear Power
- Task Force on Methane Hydrates
- Task Force on Federal Energy Management
- Task Force to Support the Quadrennial Energy Review Process
- Task Force on FracFocus 2.0
The SEAB Science Subcommittee is responsible for issues related to DOE’s mission to strengthen U.S. scientific discovery and economic competitiveness; promote American leadership in science and clean energy technology innovation; and advance the science that underpins each of DOE’s missions. The Science Subcommittee is chaired by Shirley Ann Jackson.
- Task Force on Biomedical Sciences
- Task Force on Next Generation High Performance Computing
- Task Force to Support the Evaluation of the New Funding Constructs for Energy Research and Development in the Department of Energy
The SEAB Environmental Stewardship Subcommittee is responsible for issues related to DOE’s mission to clean up the environmental legacy of the Cold War and nuclear weapons production. The Environmental Stewardship Subcommittee is chaired by Richard Meserve.
The SEAB Nuclear Security Subcommittee is responsible for issues related to DOE’s mission to enhance nuclear security through defense, nonproliferation, and environmental efforts.