A mission focus area is an area of science, technology, or engineering that is driven by a Laboratory program or mission objective, generally on timescales of 3 to 5 years. This class of R&D investment is characterized by a detailed strategy, including explicit metrics and ongoing assessment.
- Stockpile Stewardship Science: Providing high confidence in the safety, security, reliability, and effectiveness of the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile.
- Cyber Security, Space, and Intelligence: Providing national security in a highly networked world through situational awareness and predictive analysis of the behavior of complex systems.
- Chemical and Biological Security: Developing innovative systems and capabilities to rapidly detect and effectively respond to intentional use of pathogens (or chemical agents) or natural outbreaks of pandemic diseases.
- Energy and Climate Security: Delivering transformational solutions for national energy security, a re-invented energy grid, improved understanding of climate, and better adaptation to climate change.
- Inertial Fusion Science and Technology: Advancing fusion-related science and technology to meet a broad suite of national security needs and explore the potential for sustainable, intrinsically safe, carbon-free energy.