National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Company Strapline: Measure. Innovate. Lead..

Founded In: 1901
1,001-5,000 employees
Gaithersburg, MD, United States

Core Competencies

Promoting U.S. innovation, industrial competitiveness, advancing manufacturing, improving measurement science, technology, enhancing public safety, developing equitable standards,facilitating fair trade, commerce.

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Company Description

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a non-regulatory federal agency within the United States. Department of Commerce. NIST’s mission is to promote the United States. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve their quality of life. NIST carries out its mission via three cooperative programmes: * the NIST Laboratories conduct research that advances the nation’s technology infrastructure needed by the United States. industry to improve their products and services; * The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program promotes performance excellence among the United States. manufacturers, service companies, educational institutions, health care providers, and nonprofit organizations, conducts outreach programmes, and manages the annual Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, which recognizes performance excellence and quality achievement; and * The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership, a nationwide network of local centers, offers technical and business assistance to smaller manufacturers.

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