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Recent NIST News

2014 Testimony

On May 20, 2014, Dr. LLoyd Whitman Interim Director of the National Nanotechnology Coordination Office and Deputy Director of NIST's Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Science,Space & Technology’s Subcommittee on Research and Technology. His testimony was part of the subcommittee’s hearing in Washington, DC, titled "Nanotechnology: From Laboratories to Commercial Products."

On March 26, 2014, Ms. Donna F. Dodson, Chief Cyberscurity Advisor at NIST testified before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs on "Strengthening Public-Private Partnerships to Reduce Cyber Risks to Our Nation's Infrastructure".

On March 6, 2014, Dr. Charles Romine, Director of the Information Technology Laboratory at NIST testified before the House Science Subcommittees on Oversight, and Research & Technology Joint Hearing. His testimony was submitted as part of the Hearing entitled "Can Technology Protect Americans from International
Cybercriminals?" 

2013 Testimony


On November 21, 2013, Mr. Derek Orr, Program Manager of the NIST Public Safety Communications Research Program testified before the
House Committee on Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology. His testimony was part of a Hearing entitled "Oversight of FirstNet and the Advancement of Public Safety Wireless Communications".

On July 25, 2013, NIST Director Dr. Patrick Gallagher testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce,Science and Transportation
on The Partnership between NIST and the Private Sector:Improving Cybersecurity

On July 18, 2013, Dr. Charles Romine, Director of the Information Technology Laboratory at NIST testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection and Security Technologies. His testimony was titled "Oversight of Executive Order 13636 and Development of the Cybersecurity Framework".

On June 19,2013, Dr. Charles Romine, Director of the Information Technology Laboratory at NIST testified before the House Committee
on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Government
Operations on Standards for Biometric Technologies.
 
On June 12,2013, NIST Director Dr. Patrick Gallagher testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee on Cybersecurity:Preparing for
and Responding to the Enduring Threat
.

On May 21,2013, NIST Director Dr. Patrick Gallagher testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on Cyber Threats and Security Solutions.

On May 21,2013, Dr. Charles Romine, Director of the Information Technology Laboratory at NIST testified before the House Committee on Science Subcommittee on Research. His testimony reviewed Current and Future Applications of Biometric Technologies.

On April 18,2013, NIST Director Dr. Patrick Gallagher testified before the House Committee on Science,Space & Transportation Subcommittee on Technology with An Overview of the Fiscal Year 2014 NIST Budget.

On March 20,2013, NIST Associate Director for Laboratory Programs, Dr.Willie May testified before the House Committee on Science, Space & Transportation Subcommittee on Technology examining the effectiveness of NIST Laboratory Programs .

On March 7, 2013, NIST Director Dr. Patrick Gallagher testified before a joint hearing of the Senate Committees of Commerce, Science & Transportation; and Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs. His testimony examined the Cybersecurity Partnership Between the Private Sector & Our Government: Protecting Our National and Economic Security.

2012 Testimony

On November 14, 2012, Dr. Charles Romine, Director of
the NIST Information Technology Laboratory testified before the House Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation on Health Information Technology.

On July 19, 2012, Dr. Richard R. Cavanagh, Director of the NIST Office of Special Programs testified before the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology on Keeping America Secure:The Science Supporting the Development of Threat Detection Technologies.

On June 1, 2012, Mr. Philip Singerman, NIST Associate Director for Innovation & Industry Services testified before the House Energy & Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Commerce,
Manufacturing & Trade on American Manufacturing Competitiveness.

On May 31, 2012, NIST Director Dr. Patrick Gallagher testified before the House Committee on Science, Space & Technology Subcommittee on Technology& Innovation.The Hearing and his testimony focused on Assembling the Facts: Examining the Proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.

On May 9, 2012, Ms. Mary H. Saunders, Director of the NIST Standards Coordination Office, testified before the House Subcommittees on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communication; and Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies on 1st Responder Technologies: Ensuring a Prioritized Approach for Homeland Security Research and Development .

On April 18, 2012, Dr. James Olthoff, Deputy Director of the NIST
Physical Measurement Laboratory, testified before the House Subcommittee on Technology & Innovation on Avoiding the Spectrum Crunch:Growing the Wireless Economy through Innovation .

On April 17, 2012, Mr. Roger Kilmer, Director of the Hollings
Manufacturing Extension Partnership at NIST testified before
the Senate Committee on Commerce Science & Transportation Subcommittee on Competitiveness, Innovation & Export on
Promoting American Competitiveness:Filling Jobs Today and
Training Workers for Tomorrow
.

On March 28, 2012, NIST Director Dr. Patrick Gallagher testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Forensic Science.

On March 28, 2012, NIST Director Dr. Patrick Gallagher testified before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee
on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies on Manufacturing and Job Repatriation.

On March 6, 2012, NIST Director Dr. Patrick Gallagher testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, & Transportation Subcommittee on Science and Space with, An Overview of the FY 2013 Budget for NIST.

On March 6,2012, NIST Director Dr. Patrick Gallagher testified before the House Committee on Science, Space, & Technology Subcommittee on Technology & Innovation with, An Overview of the FY 2013 Budget for NIST.

On February 29,2012, Ms. Mary H. Saunders, Director of the NIST Standards Coordination Office testified before the House
Committee on Science Space & Technology Subcommittee on
Technology & Innovation on Promoting Innovation, Competition,
& Economic Growth:Principles for Effective Domestic & International
Standards Development
.

2011 Testimony

On September 8, 2011, NIST National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability Dr. George W. Arnold testified before the House Committee on Science Space and Technology Subcommittee on Technology & Innovation on Empowering Consumers and Promoting Innovation through the Smart Grid .

On July 25, 2011, NIST Director Dr. Patrick D. Gallagher testified before the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship on The Role of Small Businesses in Strengthening Cybersecurity Efforts in the United States.

On July 14, 2011, NIST Associate Director for Laboratory Programs, Mr. Charles Romine testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce,Science & Transportation Subcommittee on Science and Space on the National Nanotechnology Investment: Manufacturing, Commercialization and Job Creation.

On May 25, 2011, Ms. Cita Furlani, Director of the NIST Information Technology Laboratory, testified at a joint hearing before the House Committee on Science and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation;and the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education on Protecting Information in the Digital Age:Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Efforts.

On April 13, 2011, Ms. Cita Furlani, Director of the NIST Information Technology Laboratory testified before the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on Biometric IDs for Pilots and Transportation Workers: A Diary of Failures.

On April 7, 2011, NIST Director Dr. Patrick D. Gallagher testified before the House Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies on An Overview of the FY 2012 Budget for NIST.

On April 7, 2011,Dr. John R. Hayes, Director of the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program of the NIST Engineering Lab,
testified before the House Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
His testimony was titled Are We Prepared? Assessing Earthquake Risk Reduction in the United States.

On March 17, 2011, NIST Director Dr.Patrick D. Gallagher testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce,Science & Transportation Subcommittee on Science and Space on An Overview of the FY 2012 Budget for NIST.

On March 11, 2011, NIST Director Dr. Patrick D. Gallagher testified before the House Committee on Science,Space and Technology on An Overview of the Fiscal Year 2012 Budget for The National Institute of Standards and Technology.

2010 Testimony

On September 30, 2010, NIST Information Technology Laboratory Associate Director Kamie Roberts testified before the House Committee on Science and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation on Standards for Health IT:Meaningful Use and Beyond.

On August 5, 2010, NIST Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership Director Roger Kilmer testified before the Senate Committee on Banking , Housing, and Urban Affairs Subcommittee on Economic Policy on The Obama Administration's Manufacturing Agenda.

On July 1, 2010, NIST National Coordinator for Smart Grid Interoperability George Arnold testified before the House Committee on Science and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation on Smart Grid Architecture and Standards: Assessing Coordination and Progress.

On July 1, 2010, NIST Information Technology Laboratory Director Cita Furlani testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on Cloud Computing:Benefits and Risks of Moving Federal IT into the Cloud.

On March 23, 2010, NIST Director Patrick Gallagher testified before the House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation on the NIST Structure and Authorities, Its Role in Technical Standards, and Federal Coordination on Technical Standards.

On March 10, 2010, NIST Director Patrick Gallagher testified before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on Advancing American Innovation and Competitiveness.

On February 23, 2010, NIST Director Patrick Gallagher testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies on the President's Fiscal Year 2011 Budget Request for NIST.

2009 Testimony

On June 16, 2009, NIST Information Technology Laboratory Director Cita Furlani testified before the House Science and Technology Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation and the Subcommittee on Research and Science Education on Agency Response to Cyberspace Policy Review.

On April 22nd, 2009, NIST Deputy Director Patrick Gallagher testified before the House Committee on Science and Technology on Monitoring, Measurement and Verification of Greenhouse Gas Emissions II: The Role of Federal and Academic Research and Monitoring Programs.

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NIST Congressional Inquiries:
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Phone: 301/975-3080;
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