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Two NIST Researchers named to 'Federal 100'

Douglas Montgomery and Stephen Quinn, two computer scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), have been named to this year's "Federal 100" by the trade publication Federal Computer Week (FCW). According to the publication, the list consists of "100 people recognized for their contributions to the federal information technology market in the past year."

Quinn is the co-originator of the Security Content Automation Protocol, a technical framework that supports the automation of security operations in information systems (see "New Web Site Lists Validated Software Security Tools for Federal IT"). Montgomery is leading the development of a standard profile to support the federal government's long-term implementation of Internet Protocol Version 6, the next-generation communication protocol that defines how text, voice and video will move across the future Internet (see "Revised NIST IPv6 Profile Released for Comment").

Montgomery and Quinn will be honored at a March 24 gala in McLean, Va. FCW's complete Federal 100 list can be viewed at

Released February 19, 2008, Updated January 13, 2023