Organized by the United States Department of Commerce Commercial Law Development Program (CLDP) and the National Technical and Information Service (NTIS), in coordination with the Ministry of Science and Technology (MoST) of Iraq, the launch of a new information repository was a huge success. Hosted by the Iraqi Cultural Office at the Iraqi Cultural Center, Iraqi Cultural Attachee Dr. Tahani Al-Sandook gave opening remarks at the unveiling, as did Iraqi Ambassador Lukman Faily. The attendees were oriented to the basic structure and functionality of the new information repository that aims to spur economic development and strengthen innovation, by making an array of scientific and technical data produced in Iraq available to the Iraqi public and the world as a whole.