The study concluded that the application of advanced technologies, ranging from information and computing technologies to the use of new materials and process technologies, are critical to sustaining prosperity in the future. It recommended that the federal government expand investments in seven major research areas — Emerging or breakthrough process technologies — Intelligent controls and systems — Environmental quality and energy efficiency — Pervasive modeling — Interoperability of software systems — Knowledge management and learning systems … and Web-based design and manufacturing. It also called for the creation of a federal interagency committee to coordinate and oversee this investment strategy across the government, drawing representatives from the Departments of Commerce, Defense and Energy as well as NIST, NSF, NASA, and EPA. Today these advanced technologies and the federal interagency oversight entity are the centerpieces of the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) system now operating.