NIST Program Office

About the Program Office (PO)


NIST program questions: 

Public Inquiries Unit:

(301) 975-NIST (6478) , TTY (301) 975-8295

NIST, 100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 3460

Gaithersburg, MD 20899-3460. 

Program Office Inquiries/Website Comments:
DO Webmaster


PURPOSE: The NIST Program Office (PO) provides staff support to the Director and Deputy Director and offers developmental opportunities to selected NIST staff. The Program Office works closely with the line organizations and the other staff offices, particularly the Budget Division, Congressional and Legislative Affairs, and Public and Business Affairs. Activities include:

  • generating strategies, guidelines and formats for planning and supporting planning functions;
  • performing program and policy analyses, especially those that cross the Institute's program and organizational lines;
  • carrying out economic impact analyses for NIST as a whole and providing analytical leadership for impact assessment efforts of the Operating Units and programs;
  • working closely with the NIST Budget Division in developing budget documents and in developing analytical techniques for reviewing NIST programs;
  • articulating and documenting NIST program plans and status for internal and external use;
  • coordinating and carrying out issue studies;
  • administering multi-organization processes such as the Competence Program competition;
  • collecting, organizing, verifying, and presenting Institute-level data relating to activities, accomplishments, and impacts.

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Date created: 2/14/2001
Last updated: February 21, 2008

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