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Major Programs

Baldrige Performance Excellence Program

The Baldrige Program oversees the nation's only Presidential award for performance excellence while offering criteria, assessments, tools, training and a community for those dedicated to helping organizations improve. Learn more about Baldrige.

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)

The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) works with small and mid-sized U.S. manufacturers to help them create and retain jobs, increase profits, and save time and money. Learn more about MEP.

Office of Advanced Manufacturing

The Office of Advanced Manufacturing (OAM) is staffed by representatives from federal agencies with manufacturing-related missions as well as fellows from manufacturing companies and universities. The office operates in partnership with the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, NASA, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Education and the Department of Agriculture. Learn more about the OAM.

Special Programs Office

The Special Programs Office (SPO) fosters communication and collaboration between NIST and external communities focused on critical national needs, including forensics, the Greenhouse Gas Measurements Program, and the National Security Standards Program. Learn more about SPO.

Technology Partnerships Office

The Technology Partnerships Office (TPO) enables technology transfer to promote U.S. competitiveness, both for NIST and across the federal government, for the Department of Commerce. Learn more about TPO.

Created August 4, 2016, Updated January 10, 2024