By the numbers

  • 16, the number of Department of Energy national laboratories
  • 110,000, the number of employees
  • Almost $30 billion, the annual budget for the Department of Energy.
  • $180 billion, the value of assets managed by DOE.
  • $10 billion, the amount spent on running the labs.
  • $6 billion, the annual amount spent on environmental cleanup.
  • Nearly $3.5 billion, the administrative, overhead and indirect costs at the labs.

Source:  Statement of Gregory H. Friedman, DOE Inspector General, March 14, 2013