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Posted: Apr 01, 2016
Nantional Nanotechnology Initiative releases supplement to the President's 2017 budget
(Nanowerk News) The Presidentís Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 provides $1.4 billion for the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI), affirming the important role that nanotechnology continues to play in the Administrationís innovation agenda.
Cumulatively totaling nearly $24 billion since the inception of the NNI in 2001, the Presidentís 2017 Budget supports nanoscale science, engineering, and technology R&D at 11 agencies.
Another 9 agencies have nanotechnology-related mission interests or regulatory responsibilities.
Throughout its two terms, the Obama Administration has maintained strong fiscal support for the NNI and has implemented new programs and activities to engage the broader nanotechnology community to support the NNIís vision that the ability to understand and control matter at the nanoscale will lead to new innovations that will improve our quality of life and benefit society.
This Budget Supplement documents progress of these participating agencies in addressing the goals and objectives of the NNI. It also serves as the Annual Report for the NNI called for under the provisions of the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act of 2003 (Public Law 108-153, 15 USC ß7501). The report also addresses the requirement for Department of Defense reporting on its nanotechnology investments, per 10 USC ß2358.