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National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

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From http://www.ntis.gov/:

The National Technical Information Service serves as the largest central resource for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information available today. For more than 60 years NTIS has assured businesses, universities, and the public timely access to approximately 3 million publications covering over 350 subject areas.

Our mission supports the Department of Commerce mission to promote the nation's economic growth by providing access to information that stimulates innovation and discovery.

Public Law 102-245, Section 108 American Technology Preeminence Act of 1991

Office of Government Commerce (OGC)

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From Wikipedia: Office of Government Commerce:

The Office of Government Commerce (OGC) is an independent office of Her Majesty's Treasury, a department of state in the government of the United Kingdom.

The purpose of the OGC is to support the procurement and acquisition process of public sector organisations in the UK through policy and process guidance and the negotiation of overarching service and provision frameworks. This is intended to improve value for money to the taxpayer, optimising the level of taxpayers equity directed towards the delivery of services.

OGC supports initiatives that encourage better supplier relations, sustainable procurement, the benefits of utilising smaller suppliers and the potential of eProcurement. Representing the UK at the European Union (EU) the organisation assists the public sector application of EU procurement rules within the United Kingdom.

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