Transferring Technology

by George P. Lewett, Natl Institute of Standards &, Technology, United States,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Engineering 21st Century Highways


In 'Engineering 21st Century Highways', we cannot expect to utilize only new technology and products developed and commercialized in this country. In the national interest it is essential that United States industry get its fair share. It is in this very broad perspective that this paper addresses the subject of technology transfer. The Technology Competitiveness Act of 1988, part of the Omnibus Trade Bill passed last August renamed the National Bureau of Standards (NBS) to become the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and assigned a number of new functions and programs. Generally, the Act increases and broadens the scope of traditional NBS responsibilities to assist industry.

Subject Headings: Industries | Highway engineering | Federal government | Highways and roads | Standards and codes | Control systems | Innovation | Small business | United States

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