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About the Special Programs Office.

The Special Programs Office (SPO) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) fosters communication and collaboration between NIST and external communities focused on critical national needs.  To meet these needs, the SPO works closely with and forges partnerships among government, military, academia, professional organizations, and the private industry to provide world-class leadership in standards and technology innovation.

The current topic areas of NIST's Special Programs Office are:

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 Sensors located around Los Angeles provide measurements of greenhouse gas mixing ratios of carbon dioxide, methane and carbon monoxide Greenhouse Gas
and Climate Science Measurements Program

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Standards Program



Dr. Richard Cavanagh, Director
Special Programs Office
100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1000
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1000
Tel: 301-975-4447
Fax: 301-975-8972