Finally, Dr. Whitman discussed the many ways that the administration has focused on fostering U.S. innovation. According to the Strategy for American Innovation, last updated in 2011, there are three main focus areas:
1) Invest in the building blocks of American innovation, which includes the creation of a world-class workforce
2) Promote market-based innovation
3) Catalyze breakthroughs for national priorities, including nanotechnology and healthcare technology
"I speak for everyone at ANSI in saying that we've truly enjoyed hosting Dr. Whitman and furthering the dialogue between the U.S. standardization community and the U.S. government on critical and innovative technology areas," concluded S. Joe Bhatia, ANSI president and CEO. "Our discussions were highly productive and informative, and we look forward to future opportunities to work closely with Dr. Whitman, with OSTP, and of course, with NIST."