From Bill McGahey at NTIS.gov:
“To further enhance accessibility to the NTIS collection, NTIS will be launching the National Technical Reports Library (NTRL) during early Spring 2009.
The NTRL will provide access to:
Bibliographic records of more than 2,000,000 technical reports
Downloadable full text of 500,000 of these reports in Portable Document Format
The NTRL operates on a subscription-based system interface that allows users to do queries on the large NTIS bibliographic database. The intent is to broadly expand and improve access to millions of bibliographic records (pre-1960 to present) and 500k full-text documents in Portable Document Format that are directly linked to the bibliographic database.”
More information will be forthcoming.