The LDRD FY17 annual report contains two parts: an overview and individual project reports summarizing the accomplishments of all projects that were funded in FY17.
The overview introduces Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and the LDRD Program, describing the Program’s structure and management and providing an update on oversight issues, portfolio statistics, highlights of accomplishments in 2017, and metrics of performance.
The individual project reports represent all the LDRD projects funded this year. They are of two types: progress reports and final reports.
Project reports are presented by field of research and organized by year and type, whether exploratory research (ER), a feasibility study (FS), the winner of a Laboratory-wide competition (LW), or a strategic initiative (SI). These types are described in the next section.
Every project is assigned a three-element tracking code:
For example, the tracking code “16-FS-001” identifies a feasibility study that began in FY16, with a serial number of 001.
Note that some project reports are withheld from publication due to classification, but are available through the appropriate channels.