What We Do

OECIF and OEPF apply cutting edge science and technology to developing and demonstrating innovative, cost-effective, supportable energy solutions to meet joint requirements, lower carbon emissions, and maintain freedom of action in energy constrained environments.

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OECIF Transition Rate to the Warfighter


Total OECIF Projects


Total OEPF Projects


Focus Areas

These are the research initiatives currently being funded by OECIF and OEPF in alignment with the DOD Operational Energy Science and Technology Strategy. Highlights of our efforts and details on individual projects can be found within each focus area or a listing of all projects is available.

Powering the Force

Improving the energy security of military missions through innovations that save lives, lower costs, increase resilience, and strengthen warfighting capabilities while lowering carbon emissions

  • Energy Sources
  • Power Generation and Energy Conversion
  • Controls and Power Management
  • Energy Storage
  • Distribution
Electrifying the Battlespace

Enabling the electrification of weapons, platforms, unmanned systems, and soldiers to field new offensive, sensing, active defense, and other technologies.

  • Power and Thermal Management
  • Vehicle Electrification
  • Power Beaming
  • Space Solar
  • Nuclear
Commanding Energy

Harnessing energy data and information to better battlespace decisions, including through Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2)

  • Mission Planning
  • Operations
  • Metering and Monitoring
  • Training and Education
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Analytics and Decision-making