For the third consecutive year, the U.S. Department of Energy's Richland Operations Office awarded Battelle the highest possible rating for its operation of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
The "Outstanding" rating was based on Battelle's performance in three main areas—scientific and technical excellence, operational excellence, and leadership and management.
"Since 1965, PNNL has used experience, innovation and forward thinking to create one of the premier multi-purpose national laboratories in the nation," said Keith Klein, manager of DOE's Richland Operations Office. "Whether it's leading edge molecular and cellular biology research, earth systems science, or computer science and information technology, PNNL continues to prove itself as a leader in basic science and quality research and development."
The Department of Energy's Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time.