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NIST PSCR is proud to receive recognition through the Department of Commerce's honor awards in the form of Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medals. The Gold and Silver Medals are the highest and second highest honor granted by the Secretary for distinguished and exceptional performance. The Bronze Medal is granted by the head of an operating unit or Secretarial Officer for superior performance. We our proud of our staff that drive innovation in cross-cutting research and leadership in public safety communications.

PSCR has received the following Department of Commerce honors:

PSCR has also been recognized with the following awards from NIST:

  • Diversity, Inclusivity and Equal Employment Opportunity Award (2023) - Grassroots efforts to create a more inclusive environment for working parents by establishing NIST-wide policies and spaces for lactating mothers - Danni Leicht, Susan Cantilli, Kristen Gilbert, Ashley Beasley Green, Abigail Lindstrom, Diana Masselle, Diana Ortiz-Montalvo, Ileana Pazos, Jessica Staymates, Kelly Telu
  • George A. Uriano Award (2021) - Outstanding Leadership Creating a Novel Open Innovation Program at NIST - Ellen Ryan, Terese Manley, Craig Connelly, Gary Howarth, Joanne Krumel, Jeremy Glenn, Sarah Hughes
  • Director's Award for Excellence in Administration (2018)Outstanding Administrative Leadership and Support of the Public Safety Communications Research Project - Danni Leicht
  • NIST Safety Award (2018) - for the development and execution of rigorous safety protocols, training, and infrastructure to support the NIST Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Flight and Payload Challenge - Craig Connelly, Kamel Saidi, Andrew Thompson

In addition, PSCR has received several external awards including: 

Created April 12, 2016, Updated January 25, 2024