To reinforce NIST's commitment to the success of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) and continued engagement and support, I will continue to serve as NIST's senior representative to the SGIP and continue to be NIST's representative on the SGIP Board of Directors.
Until my successor is named, Dave Wollman will assume my responsibilities directing NIST's smart grid program on an acting basis. A vacancy announcement for my current position will be issued in the near future and we will select the best possible candidate on a competitive basis.
I feel very good about all that has been accomplished in the Smart Grid program over the last four years through collaboration with hundreds of private and public sector colleagues, and I look forward to continuing these relationships. I also look forward to being able to leverage the knowledge and experience gained to additional issues of critical national need in which standards enable innovation, economic growth and improved quality of life.
George W. Arnold