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August 01, 2015 11:38 AM ET

Aerospace and Defense

Company Overview of National Institute of Standards and Technology

Company Overview

National Institute of Standards and Technology owns and operates physical science laboratories that provide measurement, standards, and technology solutions. It conducts research in the areas of engineering, physical measurement, information technology, material measurement, nanoscale science and technology, and neutron research. The company offers products and services, such as calibrations, computer security, databases, laboratory accreditation, measurement, research library, standard reference, standards, traceability, and weights and measures. It also offers programs and projects in various subjects, including bioscience and health, building and fire research, chemistry/math/physics, ele...

100 Bureau Drive

Gaithersburg, MD 20899

United States

Founded in 1901



Key Executives for National Institute of Standards and Technology

Chief Manufacturing officer
Director of Standards Coordination Office
Director of Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director
Senior Executive Advisor
Director of The Physical Measurement Laboratory
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

National Institute of Standards and Technology Key Developments

National Institute of Standards and Technology Appoints Carroll Thomas as Director of Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership

Carroll Thomas has been appointed director of the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). In partnership with local nonprofits, the MEP provides support to small and medium-size U.S. manufacturers through a network of centers in every state and Puerto Rico. Thomas comes to NIST from the Small Business Administration (SBA), where she served as associate administrator of the Office of Small Business Development Centers (SBDC). Prior to assuming her position at the SBA, Thomas worked at NIST MEP from January 2000 to November 2012.

National Institute of Standards and Technology Announces Board Appointments

National Institute of Standards and Technology announced that a public health expert and a sociologist have been appointed by Willie May, acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and acting director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to serve on the Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR) of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). The two new ACEHR members are Lisa Ludwig, a public health professor at the University of California, Irvine, and Lori Peek, a sociology associate professor at Colorado State University. Ludwig's term ends on December 3, 2017, and Peek's ends on January 31, 2018. They join a group of 13 continuing ACEHR members, including experts from academia, industry and state and local governments.

MedImmune Collaborates with US Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology for Development of Biological Therapies

MedImmune is collaborating with US Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology. The collaboration is aimed at advancing development of biological therapies. Both parties have signed a five year contract to this effect. According to the terms of the contract, MedImmune is offering first-year funding for seven NIST postdoctoral scientists, each working on a joint MedImmune/NIST research project. MedImmune will also provide NIST with monoclonal antibodies and other proprietary materials needed by the researchers.

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