The EIA should move toward using the NEMS as a basis for its Annual Energy Outlook and toward providing modeling support for energy policy analysis more generally.
The Secretary of Energy should designate the EIA Administrator as chief executive for implementation of the NEMS and make this assignment one of the performance requirements of the Administrator.
EIA should form a Users Advisory Group of likely NEMS users from within the DOE, other government, federal, state, and regional agencies, and private organizations.
DOE should capitalize on opportunities offered by the Federal Employees Pay Comparability Act of 1990 to attract and retain highly skilled staff for the development and operation of the NEMS.
The NEMS organization should have direct access to, and involvement with, the decision makers both within and outside DOE who are potential NEMS users.