Welcome to the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).
In todays' complex technology-driven world, the Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) has the broad mission of supporting U.S. industry, government, and academia by promoting U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness through advancement of information technology measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.
ITL has been charged to lead the nation in utilizing existing and emerging IT to meet national priorities that reflect the country's broad based social, economic, and political values and goals. Its extended charge continues under the Federal Information Security Management Act to develop cybersecurity standards, guidelines, and associated methods and techniques. Charged under other legislation, such as the USA PATRIOT Act and the Help America Vote Act, ITL is addressing the major challenges faced by the nation in the areas of homeland security and electronic voting.
ITL seeks to scale new frontiers in Information Measurement Science to enable international social, economic, and political advancement by collaborating and partnering with industry, academia, and other NIST laboratories to advance science and engineering, setting standards and requirements for unique scientific instrumentation and experiments, data, and communications. In the past decade, advances in computing and communications technologies have unleashed the power of the Internet and forever changed the landscape for commerce and government. ITL has played an important role in facilitating this transformation and is engaged in preparing the nation for the next phase of the Information Revolution.
take a few minutes to visit our website at www.itl.nist.gov to learn more
about how ITL is enabling the future by innovating the IT measurement
and standards infrastructure.
Last Updated: August 30, 2007