Keeping abreast of computer technology as rapid change takes place means
many things. To be aware of current trends visit Information
Technology. Awareness alone is a start. Many technically-aware people are
also thinking about applying what exists and will soon be
available to solve problems, meet needs, and develop products. They read
widely in government and commercial publications. Many official and
semi-official periodicals list opportunities to obtain funding, or the
nature of new awards (see, e.g., the federal government's publication
and web site Commerce Business Daily known
by the CBD abbreviation).
Complete four-page National Institute of Standards and Technology
publications Technology AT A GLANCE are
available at: NIST Research for Industry Spring 2001 and
Research for Industry Fall 2001. (The National Institute of Standards and Technology, abbreviated NIST, is part of
the federal government, within the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Articles in that and other government publications have starting points for
team projects and opportunities to seek further information (e.g., by electronic
mail to the author of such items).
A. Become and remain aware. Select and read one or two
articles from items listed in the following table.