Department of Energy Office of Intelligence

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Department of Energy: Office of Intelligence

The Department of Energy's Office of Intelligence (IN) is the Intelligence Community's premier technical intelligence resource in four core areas: nuclear weapons and nonproliferation; energy security; science and technology; and nuclear energy, safety, and waste. Tapping the broad technology base of DOE's national laboratories and the international reach of the DOE complex as a whole, IN accomplishes a three-part mission:

DOE's intelligence program traces its origins to the days of the Manhattan Project, when the former Atomic Energy Commission was tasked to provide specialized analysis of the nascent atomic weapons program of the Soviet Union. Since then, that program--like the functions of the old AEC--has come to reside within DOE. It continues to evolve in close concert with changing policy needs and the strengths of DOE's unique scientific and technological base, from the world energy crisis of the 1970s--and consequent demand for intelligence expertise in international energy supply and demand issues--to growing concerns over nuclear proliferation in this decade.

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Updated May 12, 2009