The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking input from the public by January 31, 2022, about the public and private sector marketplace trends, supply chain risks, and the legislative, policy and future investment needs of eight emerging technology areas. The topic areas are: artificial intelligence, internet of things in manufacturing, quantum computing, blockchain technology, new and advanced materials, unmanned delivery services, internet of things and 3-D printing.  

NIST has published a Request for Information in the Federal Register to collect input that will help identify, understand, refine and guide the development of the current and future state of technology in the eight emerging technology areas named above. The information will inform the “Study to Advance a More Productive Tech Economy” that was called for in the American Competitiveness of a More Productive Emerging Tech Economy (COMPETE) Act signed into law in 2020.  

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