Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD)

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The Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratories have the authority to conduct a limited amount of discretionary research known as Laboratory Directed Research and Development (LDRD). DOE oversees the LDRD program in accordance with all Congressional requirements .docx file (20KB)and DOE policy, codified in DOE Order 413.2B, Change 1, Laboratory Directed Research and Development.

In accordance with House Report 106-988 accompanying the Fiscal Year 2001 Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act, each year, the DOE Chief Financial Officer develops and executes a financial accounting report of LDRD expenditures by laboratory and weapons production plant. The resultant annual LDRD reports to Congress are available on the DOE CFO website.

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