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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) ROI Initiative

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is undertaking an ambitious plan to assess Federal technology transfer efforts to enable greater “Return on Investment” (ROI) from the Federal Government’s $150 Billion annual investment in research and development (R&D). NIST is uniquely positioned to implement this initiative through our government-wide leadership role within the Department of Commerce, including delegated (link is external) regulatory authority and responsibility for annual reporting to the President and Congress.

NIST will work in collaboration with the private sector and other partners to identify critically-needed improvements to Federal technology transfer efforts.  READ MORE>>>