The Chief of Staff provides support to the NIST Director in administering the policies, programs, and operations of the Institute.
The Chief of Staff:
Assists the Director in increasing external awareness, appreciation of, support for, and use of the Institute’s research and services
Facilitates top-level decision-making and improved internal communications
Coordinates actions required of the Institute as a result of executive policy decisions and actions and serves as the Director’s representative with the Department and other Federal agencies with broad authority to commit the Institute to specific courses of action
Provides managerial oversight and support for congressional and legislative affairs, legal services, strategic planning, program and policy analysis, strategic partnering, and evaluation services; as well as all public and business affairs matters.
Chief of Staff (acting)
As the acting Chief of Staff, Charles Romine provides strategic guidance and advice to NIST to help it accomplish its mission by maximizing budgetary resources, expanding partnerships, and improving operations.