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Industry Impacts

Every day, NIST scientists and engineers help industry solve problems to improve performance, efficiency, and innovation in their products and services.

As industry’s national laboratory, NIST is dedicated to supporting U.S. competitiveness in areas of national importance from communications technology and cybersecurity to advanced manufacturing and disaster resilience. By developing new tools to measure critical attributes, providing authoritative data, or bringing stakeholders together to find the way forward, NIST is helping U.S. industries across the economy become more competitive and improve Americans’ quality of life. Below is a sampling of ways NIST's work impacts industry.