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About National Institute of Standards & Technology

What time is it? The scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can tell you with the utmost of accuracy. Created by Congress in 1901 as one of the US government's oldest physical science research laboratory, NIST is still setting standards that rule industry. . NIST's labs are located in Gaithersburg, Maryland; and Boulder, Colorado. The institute is part of the Department of Commerce.. The NIST has a enacted budget $1,034 for 2020


NIST functions primarily through three programs. NIST Laboratories conduct research to improve technology infrastructure; the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program.rewards US manufacturers, service companies, health care providers, and educational institutions for performance excellence and the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership connects small manufacturers with local technical and business assistance centers.

Geographic Reach

The agency operates in two locations: Gaithersburg, Maryland (headquarters); and Boulder, Colorado. In addition, NIST partners with manufacturing specialists and staff at more than 400 service locations around the country.

Sales and Marketing

The agency used social media to promote its services such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and Reddit.

Company Background

U.S. Congress founded National Institute of Standards and Technology in 1901. In additions, part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

National Institute of Standards & Technology

100 Bureau Dr Stop 1070
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-0003
Phone: 1 (301) 975-6478

Firm Stats

Employer Type: Privately Owned
CIO: Delwin Brockett
CFO: George E. Jenkins
Director; Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology: Willie E. May
Employees (This Location): 2,700
Employees (All Locations): 3,000

Major Office Locations

Gaithersburg, MD