Improved Environment for Private-Sector Innovation and Investment

In developing technology focus areas for cooperative research and development projects in the federal government's Advanced Technology Program, President Clinton and Vice President Gore have consulted with industry and solicited input from a variety of forums, including the "Technology Summit" in November 1993, the joint industry-government announcement of new partnerships in microelectronics in March 1994, and the National Institute for Science and Technology's (NIST) continuous consultation with thousands of industry officials.

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