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NIST Unveils New Initiative to Advance Federal Tech Transfer

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has introduced an initiative that aims to facilitate federal technology transfer in an effort to accelerate the transition of new products to market, build up the U.S. economy and support national security efforts. NIST said Tuesday it launched the Return on Investment initiative …

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White House to Impose 25% Tariffs on Chinese Products to Address ‘Unfair’ Trade Practices

President Donald Trump has proposed to impose an additional 25 percent tariffs on certain products in response to China’s unfair trade practices that harm American innovation. A White House fact sheet published Thursday says the proposed tariffs would impact information communication technology, aerospace and machinery sectors. The Treasury Department will …

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Commerce Dept Reports Fiscal 2016 Tech Transfer Initiatives

The Commerce Department has produced a report that details technology transfer activities across DOC’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Telecommunications and Information Administration components during fiscal 2016. NIST said Monday the report highlights the role of technology transfer in the department’s efforts to foster economic growth, job …

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Motherboard: Trump’s Transition Team Sought Info From NASA on Space Resource Commercialization

President Donald Trump’s transition team inquired about the profitability and potential commercialization of space resources and technologies in a series of internal communications with NASA obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, Motherboard reported Thursday. David Axe writes the publication gained access to emails, briefings, budget spreadsheets and other …

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NIST Picks 11 Orgs to Manage Manufacturing Extension Partnership Centers in Select Areas

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has awarded roughly $12 million in contracts to 11 organizations that will operate manufacturing centers as part of a program designed to aid small and medium-size entities. NIST said Thursday organizations that secured cooperative agreements under the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership program will operate MEP centers …

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New Minority Business Dev’t Agency Program Eyes Minority Enterprise Access to Federal R&D

The Commerce Department’s Minority Business Development Agency has launched a new initiative that aims to help minority business enterprises gain access to federal research and development projects. MBDA partnered with the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer on national outreach efforts under the …

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