[USC02] 42 USC 18631: Crosscutting research and development
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TEXT OF PART V OF SUBTITLE A (3001 ET SEQ.), EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022, CURRENTLY SET OUT AS A PREVIEW

42 USC 18631: Crosscutting research and development Text contains those laws in effect on July 30, 2021
From Title 42-THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARECHAPTER 161-DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY RESEARCH AND INNOVATIONSUBCHAPTER II-DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY RESEARCH COORDINATION
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§18631. Crosscutting research and development

(a) In general

The Secretary shall use the capabilities of the Department to identify strategic opportunities for collaborative research, development, demonstration, and commercial application of innovative science and technologies.

(b) Existing programs; coordination of activities

To the maximum extent practicable, the Secretary shall seek-

(1) to leverage existing programs of the Department; and

(2) to consolidate and coordinate activities throughout the Department to promote collaboration and crosscutting approaches within programs of the Department.

(c) Additional actions

The Secretary shall-

(1) prioritize activities that use all affordable domestic resources;

(2) develop a planning, evaluation, and technical assessment framework for setting objective long-term strategic goals and evaluating progress that-

(A) ensures integrity and independence; and

(B) provides the flexibility to adapt to market dynamics;


(3) ensure that activities shall be undertaken in a manner that does not duplicate other activities within the Department or other Federal Government activities; and

(4) identify programs that may be more effectively left to the States, industry, nongovernmental organizations, institutions of higher education, or other stakeholders.

( Pub. L. 115–246, title II, §203, Sept. 28, 2018, 132 Stat. 3135 .)