- Nanotechnology 101
- Nanotechnology and You
- About the NNI
- What is the NNI?
- Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges
- Nanotechnology Signature Initiatives
- The NSET Subcommittee
- NSET's Participating Federal Partners
- Working Groups & Coordinators
- Contact Information
- National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO)
- Resources & Funding
The NNCO is the coordination office for a White House-led, $23 billion initiative that involves 20 Federal agencies working in the emerging field of nanotechnology. The office is responsible for serving as a central locus of information on nanotechnology through our website, Nano.gov, and through our social media feeds; planning, organizing, hosting workshops and webinars on a wide variety of nanotechnology-related topics, including environmental health and safety, education, outreach, and small to medium business outreach; planning and staffing monthly White House Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee meetings; coordinating the drafting of official documents such as the annual Supplements to the President’s Budget and Strategic Plans.
The NNCO Director and NNCO Deputy Director are detailed from a Federal agency to the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) and are appointed by the White House Co-Chair of the NSTC Committee on Technology (CT), in consultation with the Chair of the NSET Subcommittee. Both the NNCO Director and the NNCO Deputy Director report to the White House Co-Chair of the CT. The NNCO Director is charged in the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act (Public Law 108-153) to arrange, on behalf of the NSET Subcommittee agencies, with the National Research Council of the National Academies to conduct a triennial review of the NNI and transmit the results of these evaluations to Congress.
NNCO Contact Information
Main NNCO Phone Number: 703-292-8626
Media inquiries: 703-292-7128
For a list of current NNCO staff members, see Contact Information.