Abstract. Recent improvements in the stability and confinement quality of tokamak plasmas have opened up the possibility of reactor scenarios that are steady-state yet have comparable power producing capabilities as pulsed designs. Taking advantage of these advances, the DIII-D Advanced Tokamak program has demonstrated the feasibility of sustaining conditions that combine high fusion power density (beta > 4%) and high bootstrap current fraction (65%) for 4 . The duration of the high performance conditions is limited only by evolution of the current profile. Access to normalized beta values well above the ideal no-wall limit has been accomplished through stabilization of the resistive wall mode via plasma rotation. Modeling indicates that with density control consistent with that achieved experimentally, off-axis electron cyclotron current drive should be able to maintain a favorable current density profile for several seconds. Progress towards integration of these various elements into a self-consistent solution will be discussed. *Work supported by U.S. DOE Contracts DE-AC05-00OR22725, W-7405-ENG-48, DE-AC03-99ER54463, DE-AC04-94AL85000, Grants DE-FG02-89ER53297, DE-FG02-92ER54141.