b'O V E R V I E W O F T H E L A B O R A T O R Y P L A N 2 0 1 9INLs vision is to change the worlds energy future and secure our nations critical infrastructure. These are audacious goals worthy of INLs employees. Within that vision, we have crafted a mission: to produce innovative nuclear energy solutions and other clean energy sources while protecting the U.S. power grid and vital systems against man-made and natural threats. Completing our mission and fulfilling our vision requires a plan. And while this overview of the Laboratory Plan cannot detail all that is accomplished every day by our talented workforce, it does highlight major achievements and contain specifics about how we intend to accomplish our objectives. As we look to the upcoming year, it is comforting to know that INL has a foundation of accomplishment upon which to build and grow. Just a few highlights include: breaking ground on two new state-owned buildings, which will be leased to INL and serve theLaboratoryandouruniversitypartnerstheCybercore IntegrationCenterandCollaborativeComputingCenterrunning the first tests at the TREAT in a quarter century, being chosentoheadaU.S.DepartmentofEnergy(DOE)Energy FrontierResearchCenter,andexcellingattheOscarsof Innovation, the annual R&D 100 Awards. I am anticipating an even more productive year, as INL celebrates its 70th anniversary. This anniversary comes at a time when the Laboratory is returning to its nuclear energy research and development (R&D) roots.INL began in 1949 as the National Reactor Testing Station, the place that built and operated 52 original test reactors, birthed the Nuclear Navy, and enabled a commercial nuclear energy industry that today produces 20% of the nations electricity. The National Reactor Testing Station is our foundation. TheDr. Mark PetersNational Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC) is our future.Director, Idaho National LaboratoryOnour890-square-mileSite,theU.S.governmentandthe privatesectorbuilt,testedanddemonstratedfirst-of-a-kind reactors that were later deployed around the world. Those efforts established U.S. nuclear technology leadership for decades. We see the NRIC as a place where government and private companies can come to INL to test and demonstrate new reactor designs, as well as materials, fuels, and other nuclear energy technologies. This will reduce barriers to commercialization and allow us to better serve our fellow citizens. We will continue to work with the U.S. DOE to implement the NRIC vision. Following our Laboratory Plan and achieving daily operational excellence, while embracing safety and transparency, will allow us to accomplish our objectives and fulfill our obligation to the American taxpayer. 3'