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2016 Arthur S. Flemming Award




For his outstanding leadership and management in information technology standards, measurement and research, which have brought him global recognition. Dr. Romine’s efforts have led to the establishment of capabilities that will help ensure future U.S. economic success, such as the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence; the NIST Cybersecurity Framework; and the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science (in collaboration with the University of Maryland). He is also responsible for leading the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace and the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education. The Information Technology Laboratory has seen its responsibilities grow in scope and importance, and its budget nearly double in the four years of Dr. Romine's leadership. ITL's success can be directly attributed to his dedication in developing an organization that can successfully recruit the best and brightest staff and collaborators from around the world in an extremely competitive environment. Despite the blistering pace of the information technology industry, he has consistently demonstrated the agile and creative leadership necessary to address some of the most complex challenges facing the United States.


Charles Romine

Director, Information Technology Laboratory
Information Technology Laboratory