National Institute of Standards and Technology - NIST
NIST - the National Institute of Standards and Technology is an agency in the Technology Administration of the United States Department of Commerce that aims to promote economic growth by develop and apply technology, measurements and standards.
NIST was originally called the National Bureau of Standards - NBS.
Titles of NIST/NBS publications are included in the online catalog of the NIST Virtual Library.
NIST Cooperative Programs
- The NIST Laboratories conducts research advancing technology infrastructure to improve products and services.
- The Baldrige National Quality Program promotes performance excellence among manufacturers, service companies, educational institutions, and health care providers.
- The Manufacturing Extension Partnership offers technical and business assistance to smaller manufacturers.
- The Advanced Technology Program develops innovative technologies.