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Welcome to the U.S. Department of Energy
Idaho Operations Office

DOE-ID Manager Robert Boston

Welcome to the U.S. Department of Energy's Idaho Operations Office (DOE-ID). We are pleased that you have chosen to visit our Internet site and encourage you to explore the information provided. You may also contact us directly if you have further information needs or interests that are not covered in this web site.

In partnership with our contractors, our local and regional community, businesses, and other stakeholders, we have been very successful in the ongoing cleanup of legacy facilities and contamination at the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) site, and performing research and development in energy programs and national defense. Our successes have improved the trust and confidence and support of the community in the Department of Energy's activities at the INL site.

INL is the nation's lead laboratory for nuclear energy research, development and demonstration. Our vision is that INL will provide leadership in establishing breakthrough technologies that will continue to improve our nation's supply of clean, reliable energy and increase U.S. energy independence. Specifically, research on accident tolerant nuclear fuels and the next generation of small modular nuclear reactors, making alternative energy supply more efficient, and improving the security of our energy infrastructure are keys to success. INL also enables National & Homeland Security programs that protect nuclear material from proliferation, support the nation's military, and improve the security and resilience of critical infrastructure. Finally, we will perform safe and cost effective cleanup of legacy wastes at the INL Site.

The 890-square-mile DOE site on the desert 38 miles west of Idaho Falls and the expansion of research facilities in town are key National assets that are well suited to providing the infrastructure and capability to achieving our vision.

DOE-ID oversees major contracts to ensure that operations, research and cleanup activities are carried out safely, and in compliance with laws, regulations and contract provisions. DOE-ID also performs procurement services for the department, protects and conserves government property, and performs other inherently federal functions including compliance with the Freedom of Information Act and Privacy Act, congressional relations, and carrying out the department's responsibilities with the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes.

We appreciate your interest in our operations, and welcome your comments and suggestions concerning our work, as well as this web site. Please feel free to contact Tim Jackson in our Public Affairs Office at 208-526-8484 with your comments and questions.

Last Updated: 12/02/2019

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