At a July 29 hearing of the House science committee, Energy
Secretary Hazel O'Leary outlined a strategic plan to improve DOE's
technology transfer and partnerships with the private sector.
The occasion was a review of H.R. 1432, a bill sponsored by science
committee chairman George Brown (D-California). The purpose of the
bill is to establish post-Cold War missions for the DOE national
labs, as well as providing for reorganization and consolidation of
the labs and evaluation of their performance.