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Economic and Planning Studies at NIST

Economic Impact ---- Strategic Planning ---- Policy Support

The Strategic Planning and Economic Analysis (SPEA) group is a unit of the NIST Program Office. SPEA provides economic, technology assessment, and strategic planning expertise for NIST-wide policy analysis and planning activities. SPEA conducts cross-cutting strategic planning, economic impact, and economic role/policy studies that benefit several operating units or NIST as a whole; provides methodological assistance to OUs conducting their own economic analysis; and represents NIST in external economic policy exercises where topics are NIST-wide in scope.

The diagram below depicts SPEA’s roles within NIST’s planning and performance evaluation system. To view additional information about each of these areas, click on the corresponding circle.

Linkable Image to Other SPEA Webpages Long-Term Strategic Planning Economic Policy Rationales Performance Evaluation

Studies available from SPEA:

In order to view some of the documents on this website, you will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader, Version 6.0. If you do not have it, you can download a free copy. If you would like to receive a hard copy of any of the documents listed below, please contact the NIST Program Office at 301/975-2667 or email Denise Herbert at

Date created: 9/6/00
Last updated/reviewed: January 11, 2006
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