DOE/NNSA Technical Research, Engineering, and Development Contract

DRI’s contract with the Department of Energy (DOE) is one of the Institute’s largest multi-disciplinary research programs, drawing from personnel in all three divisions. DRI contributes to nearly all of the DOE Nevada Field Office’s major programs, but in particular DRI applies its expertise to environmental restoration and waste management, for groundwater modeling and sampling, for environmental monitoring, science and technology development, natural resource planning for long-term stewardship, and for management of historic and cultural resources to nonproliferation and treaty verification applications.

Although much of DRI’s work for DOE is directed to the Nevada National Security Site, DRI also conducts research on other DOE and Department of Defense sites through its contract where the DOE Nevada Field Office has responsibilities. Much of the research has been collaboration with other organizations including Los Alamos, Livermore, and Sandia National Laboratories; with the U.S. Geological Survey; and with private sector companies including NSTec, Stoller, and Navarro.