Associate Director for Laboratory Programs
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- Work with NIST
- Provides direction and operational guidance for the scientific and technical mission-focused laboratory programs of the Institute
- Serves as lead for program and budget development for laboratory programs
- Coordinates interagency and outreach activities
- Represents NIST and the laboratory programs to external audiences
- Has ultimate line management responsibility for the provision of measurement services that meet the needs of industry, academia, and other government offices.
NIST's seven laboratories include the Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Communications Technology Laboratory, Engineering Laboratory, Information Technology Laboratory, Material Measurement Laboratory, NIST Center for Neutron Research, and the Physical Measurement Laboratory.
The NIST laboratories collaborate with U.S. industry and universities to conduct measurement, standards, and technology research that advances the nation's R&D infrastructure. The overarching goal of the NIST laboratory programs is to accelerate U.S. innovation, which is a major driver of economic growth and job creation.
Associate Director, Laboratory Programs
Dr. Kent Rochford provides direction and operational guidance for NIST's scientific and technical mission-focused laboratory programs and serves as principal deputy to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST director, among other duties.