National Defense Center for Energy and Environment

The National Defense Center for Energy and Environment (NDCEE) serves as a national resource for developing, advancing, and transitioning technologies and processes that address high-priority environmental, safety, occupational health, and energy (ESOHE) challenges. Created by Congressional mandate, the NDCEE works to integrate ESOHE impact decisions into the life-cycle planning of DoD activities and weapons systems.

The NDCEE supports DoD technology advances through:

  • Research and Development.
  • Testing and Evaluation.
  • Verification and Implementation.
  • Technology Transfer/Transition to DoD Facilities.
  • Plus other services to hundreds of DoD installations, DoD prime contractors, and other governmental / private sector organizations.

Recent Successes

  • Successfully facilitated the implementation of an improved Army-wide environmentally benign, pollution preventing installation painting technique through an innovative technology solution under the Sustainable Painting Operations for the Total Army program.
  • Successfully structured the transition of a new technology system for the demanufacture, reuse and recycling of the annually generated millions of pounds of obsolete DoD electronic equipment.
  • In conjunction with the Army Environmental Quality Technology program, made available a technology transfer tool that will enable improved solid waste management.

The NDCEE program seeks to leverage both resources and results by coordinating the research, development, testing, evaluation, and transfer/transition of technologies among the DoD, specifically: Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA).

To accomplish this, the NDCEE's mission is to:

  • Address emerging ESOHE issues and support the implementation of the Executive Orders policy and other DoD directives.
  • Provide reimbursable support to other DoD services for issues of specific importance to that command / agency.
  • Investigate via literature research, promising technologies in order to target the most viable prospects for testing and evaluation.
  • Demonstrate and validate emerging technologies in accordance with pre-established methods and processes.
  • Transition environmentally acceptable technologies, materials, and processes for the benefit of defense industrial activities and private industry.
  • Provide DoD training, symposiums, and technology reviews that support the use of new, ESOHE technologies.

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