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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2004. New Directions in Manufacturing: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11024.
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Appendix C
Acronyms and Abbreviations


ACTD

advanced concept technology demonstration

AIA

Airline Industries Association

ASP

application service provider

ATD

advanced technology demonstration

ATP

Advanced Technology Program


BEA

Bureau of Economic Analysis

BMED

Board on Manufacturing and Engineering Design


CAGR

compound annual growth rate

CAIV

cost as an independent variable

CNPN

cross-national production network

CQI

continuous quality improvement

CRADA

cooperative research and development agreement

CTMA

Commercial Technologies for Maintenance Activities


DARPA

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

DASA(R&T)

Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army for Research and Technology

DoD

Department of Defense

DOE

Department of Energy


EMS

electronic manufacturing services

EPA

Environmental Protection Agency

EUVL

extreme ultraviolet lithography


FCS

Future Combat Systems

FDI

foreign direct investment

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2004. New Directions in Manufacturing: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11024.
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FLAG

Fair Litigation Action Group


GDP

gross domestic product


IAM

International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

ILO

International Labor Organization

IMS

Intelligent Manufacturing Systems

IT

information technology

ITP

Industrial Technologies Program


JTRS

Joint Tactical Radio System


MANTECH

Manufacturing Technology

MEMS

microelectromechanical systems

MEP

Manufacturing Extension Partnership

MSA

metropolitan statistical area


NAFTA

North American Free Trade Agreement

NAICS

North American Industry Classification System

NAM

National Association of Manufacturers

NCAT

National Center for Advanced Technologies

NCMS

National Center for Manufacturing Sciences

NIST

National Institute of Standards and Technology

NRC

National Research Council


OECD

Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development

OEM

original equipment manufacturer

OIT

Office of Industrial Technologies


PM

program manager


R&D

research and development

RF-NEMS

radio frequency nanoelectromechanical system


SBIR

Small Business Innovation Research

SME

small or medium-sized enterprise

SMT

surface mount technology

STEP

Standard for The Exchange of Product Model Data

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2004. New Directions in Manufacturing: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11024.
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STTR

Small Business Technology Transfer


TFI

Technology Forecasters, Inc.

TPA

Trade Promotion Authority


UTC

United Technologies Corporation


WFO

work for others

WIA

Workforce Investment Act

WTO

World Trade Organization

Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2004. New Directions in Manufacturing: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11024.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2004. New Directions in Manufacturing: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11024.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix C Acronyms and Abbreviations." National Research Council. 2004. New Directions in Manufacturing: Report of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/11024.
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The processes and techniques of manufacturing have changed substantially over the decades and that evolution continues today. In order to examine the potential impacts of these changes, the Department of Commerce asked the NRC to design a workshop to focus on issues central to the changing nature of manufacturing. The workshop brought together a number of experts to present papers about and to discuss the current state of manufacturing in the United States and the challenges it faces. This report presents the results of that workshop. Key challenges that emerged from the workshop and that are discussed include understanding manufacturing trends; manufacturing globalization; information technology opportunities; maintaining innovation; strengthening small and medium-sized enterprises; workforce education; and rising infrastructure costs.

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