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Acronyms


ATP

Advanced Technology Program


CBRE

chemical, biological, radiological, and explosive

CIA

Central Intelligence Agency

CRADAs

cooperative research and development agreements


DARPA

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DNA

deoxyribonucleic acid

DOD

Department of Defense

DOE

Department of Energy

DOJ

Department of Justice

DOT

Department of Transportation


EPA

Environmental Protection Agency


GMR

giant magnetoresistive

GPRA

Government Performance and Results Act


IWGN

Interagency Working Group on Nanotechnology


NASA

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NIH

National Institutes of Health

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

NNAB

nanoscience and nanotechnology advisory board

NNCO

National Nanotechnology Coordination Office

NNI

National Nanotechnology Initiative

NNUN

national nanotechnology user network

NRC

National Research Council

NSET

Nanoscale Science, Engineering and Technology (subcommittee)

NSF

National Science Foundation

NSTC

National Science and Technology Council


OMB

Office of Management and Budget

OSTP

Office of Science and Technology Policy


PCAST

President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology

PITAC

President’s Information Technology Advisory Committee


SBIR

small business innovation research

SET

single electron transistor State Department of State

STTR

small business technology transfer


Treasury

Department of the Treasury


USDA

Department of Agriculture



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