Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is one of the largest employers in the state and contributes significantly to the overall economy through its programs, business partnerships, community engagement and workforce. These programs and stakeholders play a vital role in INL’s mission and vision, and in the success of their programs. INL Program Portfolio NUCLEAR ENERGY NATIONAL & HOMELAND SECURITY CLEAN ENERGY Threats posed by global terrorism, the proliferation of nuclear materials, and the vulnerability of U.S. critical infrastructure have continued to evolve in complexity. INL is a major center that helps solve these issues. Key challenges for the future include ensuring the availability of clean energy and developing improved technologies to protect the environment. INL is a leader in this area and is improving U.S. energy security and industrial competitiveness. INL leads research, development and demonstration projects to help the nation maintain and expand its use of nuclear energy. Exceptional expertise, unique infrastructure, nuclear materials and strategic partnerships converge at INL, the nation's nuclear energy laboratory.