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National Governor's Association Letter

National Governor's Association

Parris N. Glendening
Governor of Maryland

Raymond C. Scheppach
Executive Director


John Engler
Governor of Michigan
Vice Chairman

Hall of the States
44 North Capitol Street
Washington, D.C. 20001-1512
Telephone (202) 624-5300

Karen H. Brown
Acting Director
National Institute of Standards and Technology
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899

Dear Ms. Brown:

March 1, 2001

On behalf of all Governors, I am pleased to send our congratulations to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on the occasion of the agency's centennial observation.

Over the past 100 years, NIST has served to facilitate the nation's rise as an economic power through its support of uniform standards for goods and transactions. More recently, NIST has been a vital technology partner with states in assuring effective technology investments in research, development, and commercialization.

The Hall of Flags represents our collective resolve to maintain a strong partnership for advancing the nation's economy through productive innovation and mutual economic goals. As we enter the 2lst century and a new era of technology-based economic activity, we look forward to a continued strong cooperative partnership with NIST.

Again, our congratulations.


Parris N. Glendening


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Created July 30, 2013, Updated February 14, 2023