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Lisa Carnahan

Lisa Carnahan

Lisa J. Carnahan, computer scientist, recently retired as the Associate Director for IT Standardization in the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (ITL/NIST) and has rejoined the Office she created.  The Office develops programmatic strategies for standards engagement, understanding potential standards opportunities in emerging technologies, and promoting the benefits of standards adoption in the federal government and industry.  She convenes the US Interagency International Cybersecurity Standardization Working Group. 

Previously she served as the lead for conformity assessment research and guidance activities in the Standards Coordination Office at NIST, where she co-authored updates to NIST’s key documents for understanding and applying conformity assessment concepts in the federal government.