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: