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PAO provides communications support to help NIST share its research results, services, and programs; to assist policymakers in learning about NIST's role and activities; and to advise and assist NIST managers on public affairs and policy strategies.

Learn about what NIST is doing for the Champlain Towers South Collapse in Surfside, Florida.

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Operation Tech Transfer
Operation Tech Transfer
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Rethinking Manufacturing

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Industry Impacts

Cement

Cement is the core ingredient in concrete, the most widely used building material in the world. It plays an integral role in infrastructure such as buildings

Pipeline Safety

More than 2.5 million miles of natural gas, liquid petroleum and hydrogen pipelines cross the United States. This infrastructure is critical to our energy needs

Firefighter Protective Equipment

Firefighters rely on self-contained breathing apparatuses (SCBA) to protect them from dangerous heat and toxic smoke. NIST research helped to improve industry

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