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2019 Bronze Medal Award

Lieberman, Robinson, Szwed, Yavetz, Weiblinger, Brown

Lieberman, Robinson, Szwed, Yavetz, Weiblinger, Brown


The group is recognized for developing and implementing a new review process that reduces the time it takes to approve other-agency agreements by 30% compared to the previous year. As a result of this achievement, the average days to clear an agreement decreased from 40 to 28 days. Equally as important, the percent of agreements taking longer than 60 days to clear dropped from 23% to 7%. This process is used to enable NIST to receive over $100 million in funding annually from other agencies, which are used to advance the NIST mission and the mission of other federal agencies. 


Nick Kornegay

Chief, General Law Division
DOC Office of the General Counsel

Sarah Coe

Deputy Chief, General Law Division
DOC Office of the General Counsel

Melissa Lieberman

Deputy Chief Counsel for NIST
Director's Office

Hannah Brown

Government Information Specialist
Management Resources

Margaret Robinson

Program Analyst
Management Resources

Michael Szwed

Supervisory Contract Specialist
Management Resources

Karen Yavetz

Program Analyst
Management Resources

Julie Weiblinger

Supervisory Accountant
Office of Financial Resource Management