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White House seeks nanotechnology ideas

Information Week Government Newsletter
08 July 2010

The Office of Science and Technology Policy wants input on its plan to explore how the government can spur a revolution in the use of nanotechnology.

The OSTP has released a Request for Information for ideas on the development of the 2010 Strategic Plan for its National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), a 25-agency R&D program, according to a White House blog post by OSTP Policy Analyst Heather Evans and OSTP Assistant Director for Nanotechnology Travis Earles.

The deadline for submissions is 11:59 p.m. EDT on Aug. 15, and they should be submitted to NNIStrategy@ostp.gov, according to the post.

The Obama administration recently identified nanotechnology as one of three fields of research comprising a "golden triangle" of technologies it believes can provide optimum economic benefit to society. The other two are information technology and biotechnology.

Full story from Information Week