The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) provides technical and administrative support to the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology Subcommittee (NSET), serves as a central point of contact for Federal nanotechnology R&D activities, and provides public outreach on behalf of the National Nanotechnology Initiative.
The NNCO coordinates the preparation and publication of NNI interagency planning, budget, and assessment documents, such as the annual NNI supplement to the President's budget. The office organizes meetings of the NSET subcommittee and its working groups. It also organizes NNI-sponsored workshops and, as appropriate, prepares and publishes reports of those workshops. In addition, the office maintains www.nano.gov and coordinates development of information on the NNI and its activities for Congress when requested. The NNCO was established in 2001 by a memorandum of understanding among the eight agencies participating in the NNI at that time, and is funded by NSET Subcommittee agency contributions.