May 25, 2022

Data: National Technical Information Service (NTIS) is Looking for Joint Venture Partners

From the Economics & Statistics Administration United States Department of Commerce:

The National Technical Information Service has just posted a Federal Register Notice inviting proposals from for-profit, non-profit, or research organizations to enter into Joint Venture Partnership agreements with NTIS to develop and deliver innovative, agile data solutions within the Department of Commerce or around the federal government.

We’re looking for companies and organizations—selected through a merit-based process—that will partner with NTIS to assist Federal agencies in developing and implementing innovative ways to collect, connect, access, analyze, or use Federal data and data services.

NTIS is perfect to launch this partnership due to its unique mission to collect and widely disseminate federal scientific, technical, engineering and business-related information and its increasing focus on providing federal customers with online data and services. In mid-2015, Secretary Pritzker set a new focus for NTIS—consistent with its existing authorities—to expand access to the Department’s and the broader Federal government’s data resources, with emphasis on data concerning the Nation’s economy, population, and environment.

The new “joint venture opportunity initiative” perfectly supports the data pillar of the Department of Commerce’s “Open for Business” Strategic Plan, as well as broader data priorities across the federal government, including Open Data and Open Access.  This initiative also dovetails nicely with the work of the Commerce Data Service.

Once chosen as an NTIS Joint Venture partner, entities will be able to partner with customer Federal agencies that are seeking to become more agile and innovative in how they leverage data for greater internal operational efficiencies (to save taxpayer money) and external innovation (to deliver improved public services or insights and catalyze innovative private sector products and services).

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Read the Complete Into Blog Post

Read the Complete Announcement Published in Federal Register

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