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About Boem

The Mission of the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is to manage development of U.S. Outer Continental Shelf energy and mineral resources in an environmentally and economically responsible way.

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Responsible Stewardship

The bureau is responsible for the U.S. OCS energy and mineral resources, as well as protecting the environment the development may impact. These resources belong to the American people and future generations of Americans; wise use of and fair return for these resources are foremost in our management efforts.

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Integrity and Ethics

As public servants, we adhere to fundamental principles of ethical behavior. In accordance with the examples set by BOEM leadership, each BOEM employee is expected to demonstrates both professional and personal integrity. This includes a commitment to the highest level of scientific and scholarly integrity.

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Science-Informed Decisions

BOEM is committed to using the best available science in bureau decision making. To inform the wide range of decisions within the bureau, BOEM employs a significant number of scientists and technical experts across relevant disciplines to make sound decisions at all levels of the organization.


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Amanda Lefton
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Deputy Director

Walter Cruickshank, Ph.D.

Program Chiefs

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Budget & Program Coordination

James Anderson
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Stategic Resources

Dr. Megan Carr
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Environmental Program

William Yancey Brown


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