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Chief of Staff

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.

Dr. Jason Boehm

Credit: B. Hayes/NIST

Dr. Boehm is NIST's Chief of Staff where he provides strategic guidance and advice to the NIST Director and senior leadership to help the Institute accomplish its mission by maximizing budgetary resources, expanding partnerships and improving operations.

Prior to becoming Chief of Staff, Dr. Boehm was director of the NIST Program Coordination Office with 15 years of budget, policy, and planning experience. He also worked for the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), Executive Office of the President, where he was responsible for consultation, analysis, and policy development regarding science and technology.

Read Dr. Boehm's full bio.

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