The Department of Commerce fosters and promotes the nation's economic development and technological advancement through vigilance in international trade policy, domestic business policy and growth, and promoting economic progress at all levels.
NTIS has over 3,000,000 scientific, technical, and engineering reports permanently available for sale. Each report added to the collection is abstracted, catalogued, and indexed so that it can be identified and merged into the permanent bibliographic database for future generations of researchers and the public-at-large who may benefit from this valuable research and innovations.
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Provides an extensive inventory of over 3,000,000 information products, of which approximately 2,500,000 are under computerized inventory control.
Customers may quickly locate summaries of interest using public vendor online systems, NTIS Catalogs, or by referring to NTIS' web site, www.ntis.gov.
NTIS is a permanent archive of information on research conducted or sponsored by the U. S. government.
With over 3,000,000 titles, NTIS is the nation's largest collection of scientific, technical, engineering and related business information produced by or for hundreds of government agencies and complementary materials from international sources.
NTIS maintains an extensive, user-friendly website, www.ntis.gov in which individuals can browse, search and retrieve full text reports, downloading from the NTIS site or ordering from NTIS in a variety of formats.
In addition, NTIS acts as a point of entry for key online services providing important business information, such as export regulations, research in progress and international news.
See NTIS' Homeland Security Information Center website www.ntis.gov/hs.
This is the place to go to get information products related to Homeland Security, especially in the areas of health and medicine, food and agriculture, biological and chemical warfare, preparedness and response, and safety training.
NTIS is also the home of the National Audiovisual Center, www.ntis.gov/nac.
The center offers more than 9,000 tittes in a range of subjects as varied as the 200 agencies that produce them -- subjects like business, education and training, firefighting, health and safety, languages, law enforcement, personal enrichment, entertainment as well as training materials.
Any United States and most foreign organizations or individuals are eligible to purchase NTIS products and services.
Any United States and most foreign organizations or individuals.
Payment options available for all products and services.
Aplication and Award Process
This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.
Write NTIS, 5285 Port Royal Road, Springfield, VA 22161, for information concerning products and services ask for NTIS PR-827.
Research and Technical Services Act, Public Law 81-776, 15 U.S.C. 1151-1157, 3710; Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988, Public Law 100-418; National Institute of Standards and Technology Authorization Act, Title II, Subtitle B; National Technical Information Act of 1988, Public Law 100-519, 15 U.S.C. 3704; American Technology Preeminence Act of 1991, Public Law 102-245.
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Post Assistance Requirements
(NTIS Revolving Fund) FY 07 $41,000,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not reported. Normal operating costs are funded through the sale of NTIS products and services.
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NTIS descriptive brochures, and product and service brochures are available on request.
Regional or Local Office
Ellen Herbst(Director), 5285 Port Royal Road, Room 1014 Sills, Springfield, VA 22161. Telephone: (703) 605-6400. Sales Division: Telephone: 1-800-553-6847 or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org (for Placing orders and for information on NTIS products and services).
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