Summary: H.R.2159 — 100th Congress (1987-1988)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/23/1987)

National Technical Information Act of 1987 - Amends the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980 to establish the National Technical Information Corporation as a wholly-owned Government corporation under the direction of the Secretary of Commerce. Establishes the Advisory Board of the National Technical Information Corporation to review the general policies and operations of the Corporation. Requires an annual audit and report to the Congress on the Corporation's activities.

Requires the Corporation to: (1) establish and maintain a clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of nonclassified scientific, technical, and engineering information; (2) effect removal of restrictions on such dissemination; (3) acquire and license federally owned patents; and (4) perform functions previously exercised by the National Technical Information Service.