Collection of US Government sites that embrace partnerships with academia, independent research organizations and federal labs. Also included is a selection of the research sectors of armed forces as well as national institutions.
Nutrition.gov is a service of the national agricultural library, U.S. Department of Agriculture. This is a valuable page with information on food safety as well as links to dietary guidelines from the US government.
The United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Information Center has been a leader in food and human nutrition information dissemination since 1971. The site provides credible, accurate, and practical resources for nutrition and health professionals, educators, government personnel and consumers.
The USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference is the major source of food composition data in the United States. It provides the foundation for most food composition databases in the public and private sectors.. The database is indexed to facilitate easy access to current global news regarding research and breakthroughs in the field of nutrition and food science. Key areas covered include food science and technology, functional foods, nutraceuticals and supplements, physiology and biochemistry of nutrients, public health nutrition, etc.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) expanded Medicare’s national coverage of bariatric surgery for all Medicare beneficiaries. For seniors, who have experienced high complication rates in some settings, Medicare will cover the procedure only in high-volume centers that achieve low mortality rates. Bariatric surgery is not the first option for obesity treatment, but when performed by expert surgeons it is an important option.
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory's Army Research Office (ARO) mission is to serve as the Army's premier extramural basic research agency in the engineering, physical, information and life sciences; developing and exploiting innovative advances to insure the Nation's technological superiority. Basic research proposals from educational institutions, nonprofit organizations, and private industry are competitively selected and funded.
NASA Langley Research Center lays the foundation for the nation's future in aerospace and science. Langley's Research Directorate (RD). The Research Directorate functions as a core resource for Research and Technology skills and capabilities for the rest of the Center. The organization is highly interdependent with the Systems Engineering Directorate. The Research Center often develops materials for the production of medical devices.
Grants.gov was established as a governmental resource named the E-Grants Initiative, part of the President's 2002 Fiscal Year Management Agenda to improve government services to the public. Today, Grants.gov is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.
The Office of Naval Research develops technologies for the U.S. Marine Corps. The office reports to the Secretary of the Navy through the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisition. Led by the Chief of Naval Research, it oversees a portfolio of investments ranging from immediate, quick-turnaround technologies to long term basic research.
Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Commerce Department's Technology Administration. NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is the main R&D organization of the DOD. Its objectives include management and supervision of R&D projects that can potentially change the manner in which war is carried out. Its role is crucial in maintaining the superiority of the U.S armed forces and ensuring that U.S. security does not get compromised due to technical obsolescence. DARPA exists to find military applications for fundamental discoveries. Programs conducted by DARPA include Advanced Technology Office (ATO) Program, Defense Sciences Office (DSO) Programs, Information