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  • PNNL-13098 Rev 1

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Institutional Plan FY 2001-2005 D. Fisher E. Pearson December 2000 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC06-76RL01830

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  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Institutional Plan

    FY 2001-2005

    December 2000

    Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy

    under Contract DE-AC06-76RL01830

    Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland, Washington 99352

  • Contents

    1 Director’s Statement .................................................................................... 1

    2 Laboratory Mission, Roles, and Technical Capabilities .................................. 5

    Mission Statement .................................................................................. 5 Roles ...................................................................................................... 5 Technical Capabilities ............................................................................. 6

    3 Laboratory Strategic Plan ............................................................................. 8

    Key Planning Assumptions ...................................................................... 10 The Laboratory Agenda ........................................................................... 12

    4 Major Laboratory Initiatives ......................................................................... 17

    Biological Sciences .................................................................................. 18 Computational Sciences and Engineering ................................................ 22 Carbon Management ............................................................................... 26 Fuel Cell Technology ............................................................................... 28 Infrared Sensing ..................................................................................... 30

    Emerging Initiatives ..................................................................................... 33 Nanoscience and Technology ................................................................... 33 Imaging Science and Technology ............................................................. 34

    Transitioning Initiatives ............................................................................... 36 Cyber Security ........................................................................................ 36 Microsystems Science and Engineering ................................................... 37

    5 Programmatic Strategy................................................................................. 41

    Science ........................................................................................................ 41 Strategic Intent ....................................................................................... 41 Our Role in Supporting the Themes and Challenges of DOE Science ....... 43 Research Thrusts .................................................................................... 57

    Environmental Quality ................................................................................. 61 Strategic Intent ....................................................................................... 61 Our Role in the Environmental Quality Research and Development Portfolio ......................................................................... 62 Major Research and Development Thrusts .............................................. 66 Capability Development: Role of Laboratory Initiatives ............................ 68

    Energy Resources ........................................................................................ 70 Strategic Intent ....................................................................................... 70 Our Role in the Energy Resources Research and Development Portfolio... 71 Major Research and Development Thrusts .............................................. 73 Capability Development: Role of Laboratory Initiatives ............................ 74

    National Security ......................................................................................... 76 Strategic Intent ....................................................................................... 76 Our Role in the National Security Research and Development Portfolio ... 77 Major Research and Development Thrusts .............................................. 85 Capability Development: Role of Laboratory Initiatives ............................ 86

  • Institutional Plan FY 2001-2005

    6 Operations and Infrastructure Strategic Plan ............................................... 88

    Human Resources................................................................................... 88 Environment, Safety, and Health Management ........................................ 91 Safeguards and Security ......................................................................... 94 Site and Facilities Management ............................................................... 99 Information Resources ............................................................................ 108 Management Practices and Standards..................................................... 111 Communications and Trust .................................................................... 113

    7 Resource Projections .................................................................................... 117

    Subcontracting and Procurement ............................................................ 126 Small and Disadvantaged Business Procurement .................................... 126

    8 Acknowledgments ........................................................................................ 127

    9 Acronyms and Abbreviations ........................................................................ 128

    A Work for Others ........................................................................................... A.1

    B University Partnerships and Collaborations.................................................. B.1

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    Director’s Statement

    1 Director’s Statement

    Dr. Lura Powell, Director of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

    I am honored to be the new Director of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. After a longtime career managing federal programs designed to develop exciting science and technology and move it into application, I am pleased to be leading a national laboratory that has made extraordinary contributions to the U.S. Department of Energy’s missions and is now well positioned to provide the next generation of science and technology solutions.

    I was initially attracted to this position because of the Laboratory’s cutting-edge research and development, but now that I’m here I’m also impressed by its approach to simultaneous excellence in science and technology, operations, and community development. While our core purpose is providing science and technology in support of DOE’s missions, we also recognize that excellence in operations is necessary to enabling cost-effective research and protecting our employees, the public, and the environment. Excellence in community development ensures open communication and trust with stakeholders, and helps us attract and retain high caliber staff.

    Our journey to becoming a premier science and technology institution is well started, but far from finished. As we head into the next century, we face many challenges that will change the way we work. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of advanced research and development, we must form partnerships with universities, industries, and other government laboratories. Equally important to our success will be our ability to rapidly translate the discoveries of science into new products and processes. We want to infuse Laboratory-based technologies in to the marketplace, demonstrating to the public and Congress that DOE’s science and technology programs are good investments of