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Allison Barnard Feeney

Allison Barnard Feeney is a supervisory mechanical engineer in the Systems Integration Division of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Engineering Laboratory, overseeing the Systems Engineering Group.  She led the recently completed 5-year, $10M/year internal Smart Manufacturing Operations Planning and Control Program, and it’s Digital Thread for Smart Manufacturing Project. This Program addressed national problems related to advanced manufacturing such as cybersecurity and wireless systems for industrial environments, integration of languages and models for lifecycle engineering, and monitoring, diagnostics, prognostics and control of smart manufacturing systems. Ms. Barnard Feeney currently leads the Product Definition for Smart Manufacturing Project in the Model-Based Enterprise program.

Ms. Barnard Feeney has worked in the areas of manufacturing standards development, implementation, conformance testing, product data standards, and systems integration throughout her NIST career. She has been a key participant in the development of the STEP product data standard (STEP - Standard for the Exchange of Product Model Data, ISO 10303) and is the Chair of the US Technical Advisory Group to ISO TC 184/ SC 4, and the US member of SC 4’s Policy and Planning Committee. She is now working to integrate STEP with other product life cycle standards, focusing on standards-based cross-function interoperability for manufacturing enterprises.  


Department of Commerce Gold Medal (2019)

NIST Bronze Medal (2019)

2018 ANSI Finegan Standards Medal (2018)

NIST's George Uriano Award (2018)

NIST’s Edward Bennet Rosa Award (2016)

PDES, Inc.'s Brad Ridgon Technical Management Award (2015)

PDES, Inc.'s Bryan K. Martin Technical Excellence Award (2006)

Department of Commerce Silver Medal (2005)


Design, Manufacturing, and Inspection Data for a Three-Component Assembly

Thomas D. Hedberg, Michael E. Sharp, Toby M. Maw, Mostafizur M. Rahman, Swati Jadhav, James J. Whicker, Allison Barnard Feeney, Moneer M. Helu
To better understand and address the challenges faced in linking all stages of a manufacturing and design process, an investigative fabrication process was
Created October 9, 2019, Updated January 29, 2020