NASA's commercial development programs have helped nurture a U.S. commercial launch industry. This report evaluates the successes of NASA's COTS program to identify potential lessons for commercializing the advanced nuclear industry. It proposes that DOE establish a similar program to enable federal procurement to drive commercialization.


In April 2019, NIA's Executive Director, Dr. Ashley Finan, testified before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources for its "Hearing on U.S. Nuclear Energy and S. 903, the Nuclear Energy Leadership Act"