More than half of the proposed increased funding would be focused on advanced manufacturing research, both at NIST laboratories and through a new industry-led consortia program.
The total request of $857 million for NIST is divided into three appropriations:
It also would fund the Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia (AMTech) at $21 million. This new program will establish industry-led consortia to identify and prioritize research projects supporting long-term industrial research needs.
For more details, visit www.nist.gov/public_affairs/releases/budget_2013.cfm .