• The flat budgets for the EEEL will force management to make difficult decisions about program priorities. The limited resources and the resulting pressure to secure external funding are already affecting morale. Nonetheless, EEEL staff are very enthusiastic about their work and positive about the technical environment at NIST.

  • The Office of Optoelectronics Programs has not been funded. This office is necessary to provide NIST-wide coordination of activities that are important to support the rapidly growing optoelectronics industry.

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