Appendix C

Charge to the Board and Panels

NIST asked the Board on Assessment of NIST Programs to assess the technical quality of the laboratory programs by considering the following topics:

  • The technical merit of the programs relative to those of other institutions worldwide;

  • The appropriateness of the laboratory's programs relative to NIST's mission to promote U.S. economic growth by working with industry;

  • The effectiveness with which these programs are carried out and the results disseminated;

  • The adequacy of each laboratory's planning process;

  • The adequacy of each laboratory's human resources and physical facilities;

  • The appropriateness of the other-agency funding of the laboratory 's programs, both in level of funding and types of activities;

  • The industrial impact of the laboratory's programs and the assessment of this impact; and

  • The integration of the laboratory's mission into NIST's mission as a whole.



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An Assessment of the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS: Fiscal Year 1997 Appendix C Charge to the Board and Panels NIST asked the Board on Assessment of NIST Programs to assess the technical quality of the laboratory programs by considering the following topics: The technical merit of the programs relative to those of other institutions worldwide; The appropriateness of the laboratory's programs relative to NIST's mission to promote U.S. economic growth by working with industry; The effectiveness with which these programs are carried out and the results disseminated; The adequacy of each laboratory's planning process; The adequacy of each laboratory's human resources and physical facilities; The appropriateness of the other-agency funding of the laboratory 's programs, both in level of funding and types of activities; The industrial impact of the laboratory's programs and the assessment of this impact; and The integration of the laboratory's mission into NIST's mission as a whole.

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