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NTIS offers cutting-edge solutions and techniques with impact

Congress grant the National Technical Information Service (NTIS) the Joint Venture Partnership (JVP) authority in 1988. The JVP program is unique in the federal government and gives NTIS the ability to leverage leading, innovative companies to its government customers to solve complex data challenges. With the JVP, NTIS can engage with customers and solution providers in a collaborative fashion, to craft optimum solutions. This ability to collaborate in defining the problems and solutions is a powerful characteristic of the JV program.

The JVP Program also allows NTIS to move quickly, bringing industry-leading partners to government agency customers at the velocity of the government's needs, using pre-established partnership agreements. Our target time is 60 to 90 days from the time you bring a problem to us to the time that work on your project begins!

The Joint Venture partners are industry leaders in data discovery, usability, accessibility, interoperability, analytics, security, and privacy. We work with the nation’s top private-sector companies, nonprofits, NGOs, and academic institutions. These partners are sought after by federal agencies struggling with complex data challenges. They are an incredible asset to the government, and are engaged in partnership with NTIS -- having been chosen using a merit-based process designed to gather the best industry has to offer.

The Joint Venture Partnership is a tremendous opportunity for Federal Agencies to tap into assets that agencies can use to modernize, increase efficiency, make best use of emerging technology, and solve complex data challenges.

Government

We can help federal agencies find innovate solutions with fast execution using innovative technologies. We look for projects that cannot be accomplished through the usual contract vehicles or existing commercial solutions. We’re interested in partnering on projects that can:

  • Support Smart City initiatives
  • Address environmental issues
  • Lead to new data capabilities
  • Develop ways to track and respond to health and safety emergencies

Private industry

We can help federal agencies find innovate solutions with fast execution using innovative technologies. We’re looking for the nation’s top private-sector companies, nonprofits, NGOs, and academic institutions. We fairly and rigorously select partners through an open competition. We choose partners who can:

  • Integrate public and private data
  • Improve access, use, search, or interoperability of federal data
  • Create suites of data products, platforms, and services
  • Test new approaches to data science with real users and real data