About CENDI Overview
|CENDI Overview updated January 2012 (PowerPoint)|
The scientific and technical information (STI) managers have responsibility for STI at agencies representing over 97% of the federal research and development (R&D) budget. STI is an integral part of the R&D process and a necessary raw material for all science and technology programs. The effective management and use of STI is vital in advancing the state of knowledge and in technical problem solving. A better understanding of this role along with better cooperation between science and technology management and STI management can increase the effectiveness of the process.
CENDI has three major goals:
- Coordination and Leadership: Provide coordination and leadership for information exchange on important STI policy issues.
- STI Life Cycle Management: Promote the development of improved STI systems through the productive interrelationship of content and technology.
- Education: Promote an understanding of STI and STI management and their value to the R&D enterprise.