National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO)

The NNCO provides staff support to the Nanoscale Science, Engineering, and Technology (NSET) Subcommittee.

The National Nanotechnology Coordination Office (NNCO) is the coordination office for a White House-led, $23 billion initiative that involves 20 Federal agencies working in the emerging field of nanotechnology. The NNCO acts as the primary point of contact for information on the NNI; provides technical and administrative support to the NSET Subcommittee, including the preparation of multiagency planning, budget, and assessment documents; develops, updates, and maintains the NNI website; provides public outreach on behalf of the NNI; and promotes access to and early application of the technologies, innovations, and expertise derived from NNI activities.

The NNCO Director and NNCO Deputy Director are detailed from a Federal agency to the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) and are appointed by the White House Co-Chair of the NSTC Committee on Technology (CT), in consultation with the Chair of the NSET Subcommittee. Both the NNCO Director and the NNCO Deputy Director report to the White House Co-Chair of the CT. The NNCO Director is charged in the 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act (Public Law 108-153) to arrange, on behalf of the NSET Subcommittee agencies, with the National Research Council of the National Academies to conduct a triennial review of the NNI and transmit the results of these evaluations to Congress.



NNCO Contact Information

Main NNCO Phone Number: 202-517-1050 

Mailing address:
National Nanotechnology Coordination Office 2415 Eisenhower Avenue Alexandria, VA 22314


For a list of current NNCO staff members, see Contact Information.