b'NATIONAL LeadershipINL, the nations nuclear energy laboratory, is a multiprogram national lab that also supports deployment of new energy solutions and critical infrastructure protection. This labs unique capabilities position us to lead several national research, demonstration and assessment efforts that help protect the nations resources and security. NRIC will enable the demonstration and deployment of advanced reactors that will define the future of nuclear energy. By bringing industry together with our national labs and university partners, we can enhance our energy independence and position the U.S. as a global leader in advanced nuclear innovation. U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry4'