With core funding and management from the NSF Directorate for Engineering,the WTEC Division of ITRI (formerly JTEC) has conducted over 40 internationaltechnology assessments. Other agencies have also provided funding: DARPA, ONR,AFOSR, ARO, NASA, the Departments of Energy and Commerce, and other NSFdirectorates. Recently panels of WTEC experts have assessed Asian and EuropeanR&D in nanotechnology, superconductivity, high-density data storage,satellite communications, and electronic manufacturing. Final reports areavailable from the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), on a CD-ROM,and on the Web (Horning 1995).

Published: February 1999; WTECHyper-Librarian