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Stanley Named to Head NIST's Advanced Technology Program

Marc G. Stanley has been selected to lead the Advanced Technology Program (ATP) at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) by NIST Director Arden Bement. Stanley has been acting director of the program since 2001.

Prior to becoming acting director of ATP, Stanley served as ATP associate director from 1993 to 2001. In this role, he was the primary policy adviser to the ATP Director with regard to technology and business assessment issues related to the ATP and general policy issues of importance to NIST.

Before coming to NIST, Stanley held senior roles at the Commerce Department, including associate deputy secretary and assistant secretary for congressional and intergovernmental affairs. He also served as consultant to the Technology Administration and to the NIST director.

Stanley has had extensive experience on Capitol Hill and worked as a legislative assistant and administrative assistant to several Congressmen. He was a charter member of the House Administrative Assistants Association (U.S. House of Representatives); an adjunct professor to the Washington Semester Program at the American University, Washington, D.C., from 1981 to 1987; and a frequent lecturer to various educational institutions and business organizations.

A Washington, D.C., native, Stanley earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history and political science from George Washington University in 1964 and a Bachelor of Laws degree from The University of Baltimore, School of Law in 1967. He is a former First Class Petty Officer in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserves. Stanley is a recipient of the U.S. Coast Guard's Meritorious Ribbon and the Distinguished Service Award from the House Administrative Assistants Association.

As a non-regulatory agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Technology Administration, NIST develops and promotes measurement, standards and technology to enhance productivity, facilitate trade and improve the quality of life.

Released September 2, 2003, Updated January 20, 2023