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Taking Measure

Just a Standard Blog

Doug Olson

Doug Olson has spent his entire professional career as a NIST employee and comes to the Office of Weights and Measures from the scientific side of metrology. For 15 years he led the high pressure standards project at NIST, providing traceability through calibrations and other measurement services, developing new standards and measurement methods, and representing NIST nationally and internationally. For the last two years he was on detail to the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures in Sèvres, France, just outside of Paris.

Measuring Up to the Task

Even though I have spent my entire professional career at NIST, until a year ago it would never have entered my mind that I would become the chief of the NIST