by NIST Public and Business Affairs January 07, 2011
On Jan. 4, President Obama signed the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010, which provides several important updates to the funding, programs and leadership of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
The signing of COMPETES “means more research and expanded programs to advance science and technology in the United States,” said Commerce Secretary Gary Locke. “These innovative programs and initiatives will help create jobs here at home, make our businesses more competitive abroad and strengthen the foundation of our economy.”
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