The main goal of the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) is to coordinate all of the federal agencies' efforts in nanoscale science, engineering, and technology. Three of these federal agencies were covered in earlier chapters. They included the Department of Agriculture in Chapter 7 and the work of the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy in Chapter 8.
This chapter will report on nanotechnology research at the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Institute of Occupational Safety, Department of Homeland Security, and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.
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