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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. An Assessment of Four Divisions of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology: Fiscal Year 2018. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25283.
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AN ASSESSMENT OF FOUR DIVISIONS
OF THE
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY
AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND
TECHNOLOGY

FISCAL YEAR 2018

Panel on Review of the Information Technology Laboratory at the
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Committee on NIST Technical Programs

Laboratory Assessments Board

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

A Consensus Study Report of

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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. An Assessment of Four Divisions of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology: Fiscal Year 2018. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25283.
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Suggested Citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. An Assessment of Four Divisions of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology: Fiscal Year 2018. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.17226/25283.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. An Assessment of Four Divisions of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology: Fiscal Year 2018. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25283.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. An Assessment of Four Divisions of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology: Fiscal Year 2018. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25283.
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Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. An Assessment of Four Divisions of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology: Fiscal Year 2018. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25283.
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PANEL ON REVIEW OF THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOCY LABORATORY AT THE NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY

CONSTANTINE GATSONIS, Brown University, Chair

ROBERT BLAKLEY, CitiGroup, Inc.

MATTHEW (MATT) BLAZE, University of Pennsylvania

FREDERICK R. CHANG, NAE,1 Southern Methodist University

KWANG-CHENG CHEN, University of South Florida

PHILLIP COLELLA, NAS,2 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

JAMES H. CURRY, University of Colorado, Boulder

BRENDA L. DIETRICH, NAE, Cornell University

SEYMOUR E. GOODMAN, Georgia Institute of Technology

ERIC GROSSE, Independent Researcher, Los Altos, California

INDRANIL GUPTA, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

HELENA HANDSCHUH, Rambus, Inc.

BRUCE A. HENDRICKSON, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

H.T. KUNG, NAE, Harvard University

STEVEN B. LIPNER, NAE, SAFECode

RADIA J. PERLMAN, NAE, Dell EMC

STEWART D. PERSONICK, NAE, New Jersey Institute of Technology (retired)

PADMA RAGHAVAN, Vanderbilt University

JOHN A. SMOLIN, IBM Corporation

EUGENE H. SPAFFORD, Purdue University

KAREN E. WILLCOX, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

MOE Z. WIN, Massachusetts Institute of Technologye

EDMUND YEH, Northeastern University

Staff

AZEB GETACHEW, Senior Program Assistant

LIZA HAMILTON, Associate Program Officer

EVA LABRE, Administrative Coordinator

JAMES P. MCGEE, Director

MARTIN OFFUTT, Senior Program Officer

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1 Member, National Academy of Engineering.

2 Member, National Academy of Sciences.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. An Assessment of Four Divisions of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology: Fiscal Year 2018. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25283.
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COMMITTEE ON NIST TECHNICAL PROGRAMS

ELSA REICHMANIS, NAE, Georgia Institute of Technology, Chair

MICHAEL I. BASKES, NAE, Mississippi State University

LEWIS BRANSCOMB, NAS/NAE/NAM,3 University of California, San Diego

MARTIN E. GLICKSMAN, NAE, Florida Institute of Technology

JENNIE S. HWANG, NAE, H-Technologies Group

CHRISTOPHER W. MACOSKO, NAE, University of Minnesota

C. KUMAR PATEL, NAS/NAE, Pranalytica, Inc.

BHAKTA B. RATH, NAE, Naval Research Laboratory

ALICE WHITE, Boston University

Staff

AZEB GETACHEW, Senior Program Assistant

LIZA HAMILTON, Associate Program Officer

EVA LABRE, Administrative Coordinator

JAMES P. MCGEE, Director

MARTIN OFFUTT, Senior Program Officer

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3 Member, National Academy of Medicine.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2018. An Assessment of Four Divisions of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology: Fiscal Year 2018. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25283.
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LABORATORY ASSESSMENTS BOARD

ROSS B. COROTIS, NAE, University of Colorado, Boulder, Chair

WESLEY L. HARRIS, NAE, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

JENNIE S. HWANG, NAE, H-Technologies Group

ROBERT S. LANGER, NAS/NAE/NAM, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

W. CARL LINEBERGER, NAS, University of Colorado, Boulder

C. KUMAR N. PATEL, NAS/NAE, Pranalytica, Inc.

ELSA REICHMANIS, NAE, Georgia Institute of Technology

LYLE H. SCHWARTZ, NAE, U.S. Air Force Office of Scientific Research (retired)

Staff

AZEB GETACHEW, Senior Program Assistant

LIZA HAMILTON, Associate Program Officer

EVA LABRE, Administrative Coordinator

JAMES P. MCGEE, Director

ARUL MOZHI, Senior Program Officer

MARTIN OFFUTT, Senior Program Officer

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Acknowledgment of Reviewers

This Consensus Study Report was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published report as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the study charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the deliberative process.

We thank the following individuals for their review of this report:

Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the conclusions or recommendations of this report nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this report was overseen by Robert F. Sproull, NAE, University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this report was carried out in accordance with the standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the authoring committee and the National Academies.

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1 Member, National Academy of Engineering.

2 Member, National Academy of Sciences.

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An Assessment of Four Divisions of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology: Fiscal Year 2018 assesses the scientific and technical work performed by four divisions of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Information Technology Laboratory. This publication reviews technical reports and technical program descriptions prepared by NIST staff and summarizes the findings of the authoring panel.

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