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NTIS Joint Ventures

NTIS has more than fifty years of experience providing information products and services to government agencies and the private sector. NTIS has evolved into a responsive and responsible organization with a unique difference, statutory authority to enter into business arrangements, thus enhancing its ability to fulfill its mission.

A joint venture is a business arrangement aimed at producing a new or improved product based on Federal information or a new or improved information dissemination service that Federal agencies can use to meet the information needs of their constituents.  The parties share revenue from the new product or service in proportion to their relative investment.

Interested parties should send a proposal, prospectus of their credentials, expertise and resources. Please contact NTIS if you have any questions about the programs or opportunities to propose new ventures to NTIS.

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