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White, R.M. ; US Dept. of Commerce, Washington, DC, USA

Programs of the US Commerce Department's Technology Administration that are stressing cooperation with industry and academia are discussed. As a result, Commerce programs reflect different approaches. In some cases, the department acts as an advocate for industry within the Federal government. The Commerce Department also acts as an advocate for industry with foreign governments. Efforts are underway to share technological breakthroughs at US government laboratories with small businesses, universities, and state and local governments. In some areas, particularly manufacturing, the Commerce Department acts as an agent for change.<>

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Spectrum, IEEE  (Volume:29 ,  Issue: 3 )