Douglas Olson is the Chief of the Office of Weights and Measures (OWM). The mission of the OWM is to improve the accuracy of measurements, enhance consumer protection, foster fair competition, and facilitate economic growth and trade through technical activities that promote uniformity in national and international legal metrology laws, regulations, standards, test procedures, and enforcement. The OWM promotes uniformity in U.S. weights and measures laws, regulations, and standards to achieve equity between buyers and sellers in the marketplace. This enhances consumer confidence, enables U.S. businesses to compete fairly at home and abroad, and strengthens the U.S. economy. Prior to becoming the Chief of the OWM he served a two-year detail at the International Bureau of Weights and Measures (BIPM) in their international liaison and communications office, working with National Metrology Institutes and Regional Metrology Organizations in the implementation of the CIPM Mutual Recognition Arrangement. He is recognized nationally and internationally as an expert in piston gauge pressure standards, and while in the NIST technical laboratories he was responsible for realizing, maintaining, and disseminating the national measurement standards for pressure for the range from 10 kPa to 300 MPa. He has published widely in the field of pressure measurements and standards.