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NTIS held its First Data Meeting at the Department of Commerce

On April 4, 2017 over 200 data professionals from agencies and Joint Venture Partners gathered to discuss strategies for delivering data-driven operational excellence during a day-long NTIS sponsored event. Federal agency leadership discussed collaborative opportunities to support their data priorities. In addition, event participants sparked an ongoing conversation around the important role of data – and the broader Federal digital transformation. Stay tuned.
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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross Delivers Keynote on Federal Data at NTIS-Hosted Forum

On Tuesday, April 4, 2017, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross delivered opening remarks at a public data forum hosted by the Department of Commerce’s National Technical Information Service (NTIS) to explore how the federal government can be more effective in its data management and delivery of public services. The event also featured presentations by federal agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), and the U.S. Census Bureau. Also in attendance were representatives from NTIS’s Joint Venture Partners, a group of small and large companies, nonprofits, and research groups selected through a merit-based process to work with NTIS on groundbreaking data projects conducted for and funded by federal agencies.
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NTIS Accelerates Data-Centric Services by Leading Private-Sector, Government Partnerships

In May, Commerce’s NTIS Director Avi Bender spoke with Francis Rose, who hosts Government Matters at WJLA-TV, about the recent Federal Data Meeting, the common challenges facing most agencies today, and the exciting NTIS private-sector partnerships that are accelerating innovation across the federal landscape.
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A New Strategic Direction for NTIS

A New Strategic Direction for NTIS

Overview

The National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is an entirely fee-supported agency that promotes U.S. innovation and economic growth by providing information and data services to the public, industry, and other federal agencies.

Since its founding in the early 1960’s, NTIS has done this…

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NTIS Teams Up to Tackle Federal Data Challenges

NTIS Teams Up to Tackle Federal Data Challenges

The U.S. Commerce Department’s (DOC) National Technical Information Service (NTIS) hosted a public forum today to examine federal data challenges, priorities, and leading practices from the private and public sectors.
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New Look and Feel for NTIS.gov

A more streamlined design, top level navigation, better access to the information you need to make decisions concerning data, and a responsive design. To go along with our new focus on helping Federal agencies transform data into valuable public services, NTIS is pleased to announce a new look and feel for our website – ntis.gov.

What Improvements have Been Made?

  • Clearer…
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NTIS Announces Selection of 35 Joint Venture Partners

New Joint Venture Partners Selected

NTIS selected 35 organizations, which include small and large companies, nonprofits and research groups, through a merit-based process as eligible to be joint venture partners (JVPs).
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Data: The Innovation Currency of the Digital Age

A New Data Joint Adventure

Federal agencies that collect, process and disseminate data have a unique obligation to deliver improved data-based services to the public, catalyze innovative private sector data products and services, and use data in innovative ways to increase efficiency of government operations.  After all, the data was collected in the first place to serve a public good.
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New Leadership, New Mission to Focus on Data

The Commerce Department’s National Technical Information Service (NTIS) has reached a turning point. The agency published a Federal Register notice (FRN) announcing a new joint venture partnership (JVP) opportunity focused on improving access, analysis, and use of federal data and it is welcoming…

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