Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT)
The VCAT reviews and makes recommendations regarding general policy for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, its organization, its budget, and its programs, within the framework of applicable national policies as set forth by the President and the Congress, and submits an annual report to the Secretary of Commerce for submission to the Congress.
NIST Blue Ribbon Commission on Management and Safety
Work completed in 2008
The NIST Blue Ribbon Commission on Management and Safety was formed by the Secretary of Commerce in 2008 to take a high-level look at NIST's management structure and management systems as they relate to safety policies, procedures, and practices.
NIST Blue Ribbon Commission on Management and Safety – II
Work completed in 2010
The NIST Blue Ribbon Commission on Management and Safety – II was formed in 2010 to assess NIST's progress in addressing the findings of the first NIST Blue Ribbon Commission and identify additional opportunities to strengthen management and safety at NIST.