b'S T R AT E G I C P L A NCONCLUSIONT he NS&T directorate is facing a generational change, in both market and talent. The opportunity for impact in this environment is exceptional, but the management and contextual challenges are substantial. Using this plan as a framework for action and a guide for building the high-performance work environment of the future, NS&T will define the place of a national laboratory in applied nuclear energy research, become a global destination for top talent, and deliver on the promise to markedly enhance U.S. competitiveness and security through nuclear science and technology innovation.33'