ii •  The Cybercore Integration Center (CIC) will allow industry, government and academia to drive innovations in cyber physical security systems to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure, such as the power grid. •  The Collaborative Computing Center (C3) will be a place where INL researchers, industry, and Idaho university faculty and students employ computer modeling and simulation to conduct a broad range of scientific and engineering research. Finally, INL had an unprecedented showing at the 2018 R&D 100 Awards, which recognize the best technology products from the private and public sectors. This year, 60 finalists were chosen from 13 DOE national labs. Of those, 11 technologies came from INL — more finalists than any other DOE national laboratory received this year. On Nov. 16, four INL technologies won R&D 100 Awards. INL’s more than 4,300 employees are passionate about fulfilling our clean energy and national security missions, and are honored by the opportunity to help create a world that is clean, resilient, safe, and secure. Mark Peters Director, Idaho National Laboratory Director We at Idaho National Laboratory work every day to create, develop, and demonstrate the clean, reliable, and resilient energy needed to power our future, and to secure the nation’s most critical assets from natural and man- made threats. This edition of INL’s Research & Development Impacts highlights our accomplishments in 2018, and offers insight into how the Laboratory’s scientific and engineering breakthroughs solve global and national challenges and improve the lives of our fellow citizens. In this publication, you will get a snapshot of our national and regional leadership, as well as notable collaborations with industry and government agencies. Examples of our growing research, development and deployment capabilities are also offered, FROM THE along with technology innovation and deployment success stories from the past year. I would like to note other watershed accomplishments from last year. Landmark legislation passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump will have major impacts on the nation’s nuclear energy RD&D laboratory. The Nuclear Energy Innovation Capabilities Act (NEICA) sets the stage for advanced reactor development and demonstration: •  By establishing the National Reactor Innovation Center (NRIC) to enable private/public-sector partnerships, and to test and demonstrate advanced nuclear reactor concepts. INL is the right place for NRIC; •  By requiring the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to determine the need for a versatile reactor-based fast neutron source. INL is the right place to host this capability to conduct testing of advanced fuels, materials, instrumentation, and sensors, a capability currently unavailable in the U.S. Groundbreaking on two new R&D facilities, which will enhance INL’s supercomputing and cybersecurity capacities. They exemplify the Laboratory’s positive working relationships with Idaho’s state government and institutions of higher education.