National Institute of Standards and Technology - NIST
U.S. Department of Commerce

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Public and Business Affairs 100 Bureau Drive Stop 1070
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1070
301-975-2758 (Voice)
301-975-6478 (Voice)
301-926-1630 (FAX)
301-975-8295 (Voice - TTY)


An agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Technology Administration, NIST's mission is to develop and promote measurement, standards, and technology to enhance productivity, facilitate trade, and improve the quality of life. NIST carries out its mission in three cooperative programs: the NIST Laboratories, conducting research that advances the nation's technology infrastructure; the Baldrige National Quality Program, which promotes performance excellence among U.S. manufacturers, service companies, educational institutions, and health care providers; and the Manufacturing Extension Partnership, a nationwide network of local centers offering technical and business assistance to smaller manufacturers.

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Review Date

Thursday, Nov 10, 2011