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How the U.S. NNI came to be

We've all heard about Mike Roco's role, but Smalltimes now reveals the part played by Tom Kalil: "It did happen, with the help of Kalil and others at the White House. Kalil was able to leverage his post as deputy director of the White House National Economic Council to push for the money as part of a new initiative." Kalil also catalyzed the new Center of Integrated Nanomechanical Systems at UC Berkeley.

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