CENDI Member Agencies
- Department of Agriculture (USDA)
- Department of Commerce (DOC)
- Department of Defense (DoD)
- Department of Energy (DOE)
- Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
- Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
- Department of Interior (DOI)
- Department of Transportation (DOT)
- National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
- National Science Foundation (NSF)
National Agricultural Library (NAL), Beltsville, MD
The National Agricultural Library (NAL) facilitates the creation of agricultural knowledge through the acquisition, curation, and dissemination of the information needed to solve agricultural challenges today and in the future. The Library houses one of the world’s largest collections devoted to agriculture and its related sciences. The Library’s staff includes librarians, scientific technical information specialists, data scientists, policy analysts, and IT specialists who collaborate to deliver innovative services, products, and solutions. NAL collects, preserves, and provides public access to research literature, digitized materials, and datasets through AGRICOLA, PubAg, NAL Digital Collections, and Ag Data Commons. NAL engages with the land grant university libraries and other research institutions through the Agriculture Network Information Collaborative (AgNIC) and the agricultural information professional community through the United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN).
Scott Hanscom (principal)
National Agricultural Library
Erin Antognoli (alternate)
Data Curation Team Lead / Metadata Librarian
National Agricultural Library
Kristina Adams (alternate)
Associate Director for Information Products
National Agricultural Library
National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) was founded in 1901 and is now part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST is one of the nation's oldest physical science laboratories. Congress established the agency to remove a major challenge to U.S. industrial competitiveness at the time - a second-rate measurement infrastructure that lagged behind the capabilities of the United Kingdom, Germany, and other economic rivals. From the smart electric power grid and electronic health records to atomic clocks, advanced nanomaterials, and computer chips, innumerable products and services rely in some way on technology, measurement, and standards provided by NIST. Today, NIST measurements support the smallest of technologies to the largest and most complex of human-made creations-from nanoscale devices so tiny that tens of thousands can fit on the end of a single human hair up to earthquake-resistant skyscrapers and global communication networks.
Robert Hanisch (principal)
Director of the Office of Data and Informatics (ODI)
Regina Avila (alternate)
Digital Services Librarian
National Technical Information Service (NTIS), Springfield, VA
NTIS is the U.S. government's largest permanent central repository and primary public disseminator of government STI and related business information from multiple U.S. agencies and international sources. The collection includes 3 million technical reports, computer products, multimedia training materials, etc. NTIS provides access to this information through a wide range of products and services, including online vendor systems and the NTIS website. NTIS offers electronic downloading of full-text technical reports directly from its website or through a link to the originating agency's website.
Wayne Strickland (principal)
Manager, Program and Product Management
Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), Fort Belvoir, VA
DTIC collects, disseminates, and analyzes scientific and technical information to rapidly and reliably deliver knowledge that propels development of the next generation of warfighter capabilities. DTIC is the central repository for DoD's body of 4.6M scientific and technical records.
Christopher Thomas (principal)
Roberta Schoen (alternate)
Director of Operations
Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI), Washington, DC, and Oak Ridge, TN
OSTI leads the Department's e-government initiatives for disseminating R&D results. OSTI performs this critical role by providing electronic access to worldwide energy STI both nationally and internationally. Access is provided through a set of cutting-edge, Web-based products for technical reports, scientific journals, and preprints - the three main STI sources. In addition, OSTI produces an inventory of R&D projects in progress across the Department.
Brian Hitson (principal)
Joanna Martin (alternate)
Information Program Specialist
National Library of Medicine (NLM), Bethesda, MD
NLM, the world's largest biomedical sciences library, has more than 6 million items. Its largest database, MEDLINE, contains 12 million references and abstracts to medical journal articles. MEDLINEplus is a Web-based service with extensive consumer health information. The Visible Human Project is one of many programs NLM supports to apply the benefits of modern technologies to medical research, education, and health care.
Margaret McGhee (principal)
Chief, Public Services Division for Library Operations
Teresa Zayas Cabán, PhD (alternate)
Assistant Director for Policy Development
Science and Technology Directorate, Washington, DC
DHS S&T's mission is to strengthen America's security and resiliency by providing knowledge products and innovative technology solutions for the Homeland Security Enterprise. OPERATIONALLY FOCUSED: S&T provides the Homeland Security Enterprise (HSE) with strategic and focused technology options and operational process enhancements. INNOVATION: S&T seeks innovative, systems-based solutions to complex homeland security problems. PARTNERSHIPS: S&T has the technical depth and reach to discover, adapt, and leverage technology solutions developed by federal agencies and laboratories; state, local, and tribal governments; universities; and the private sector - across the United States and internationally.
Stanley Cunningham (principal)
Office of Change Management
Deborah Keller (alternate)
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Reston, VA
The USGS provides science about the natural hazards that threaten lives and livelihoods; the water, energy, minerals, and other natural resources we rely on; the health of our ecosystems and environment; and the impacts of climate and land-use change. Our scientists develop new methods and tools to supply timely, relevant, and useful information about the Earth and its processes.
Keith Van Cleave (principal)
USGS Denver Library Manager
Kelly Haberstroh (alternate)
National Transportation Library (NTL), Washington, DC
DOT NTL's mission is to facilitate and improve timely access to transportation policy, research, operations, and technology transfer information. The NTL offers reference services, a 40,000-item digital repository and 100,000-item physical collection, and a web portal. NTL developed and maintains unique research tools including the Transportation Research Thesaurus (TRT) and TLCat, a group catalog in WorldCat for transportation libraries' physical and online collections. NTL networks with other transportation libraries, agencies, and organizations to increase access to information and expand opportunities for the professional development of transportation librarians. Networking activities include the Transportation Knowledge Networks and the Transportation Librarians Roundtable, a monthly web conference series.
Mary Moulton (principal)
National Transportation Library
Scientific and Technical Information Program, NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA
NASA has been dedicated to the advancement of aeronautics and aerospace science since its inception in 1958. The NASA STI Program provides access to NASA's STI output through various targeted databases, such as the STI database (the world's largest collection of aeronautical and aerospace information), the NASA Image eXchange (a metasearch engine that accesses NASA's imagery), and the NACA (National Advisory Committee of Aeronautics, NASA's predecessor organization) collection of technical reports.
Gerald Steeman (principal)
IT Specialist (Content Management)
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent agency of the U.S. Government, established by the National Science Foundation Act of 1950. The Act established the NSF's mission: To promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense.The National Science Foundation initiates and supports grants of scientific and engineering research programs, and serves as a central clearinghouse for the collection, interpretation, and analysis of data on scientific and technical resources in the United States. The NSF is also a source of information for policy formulation by other Federal agencies.
Dr. Sylvia Spengler (principal)
CISE-IIS Program Director