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Isabel Chavez Baucom (Fed)

Training Program Lead, Lab Metrology Program

Isabel presently serves as the Lead the Laboratory Metrology Program Training and the quality manager for OWM training Program of the Office of Weights and Measures (OWM) in the Physical Measurement Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). OWM is responsible for ensuring the traceability of state weights and measures standards to the SI and develops device test procedures and conducts training for legal metrology inspectors, laboratory metrologists and weights and measures officials. State legal metrology laboratories are custodians at the State level of measurement standards that serve as the basis for ensuring equity in the marketplace and as reference standards for calibration services for indigenous industry. As part of its program to encourage a high degree of technical and professional competence in such activities, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Office of Weights and Measures (OWM) has developed performance standards and formalized procedures for Recognition of State legal metrology laboratories on a voluntary basis. Certificates of Metrological Traceability are issued upon evaluation of the laboratory's ability to make reliable metrological measurements (principally mass, volume, length, and temperature).

As the Quality Manager for the OWM training program Mrs. Baucom assures continued compliance with the IACET accreditation for OWM training program. She also provides technical data support for IACET by auditing the training quality system program. Serves as Contracting Officer's Technical Representative (COTR) for OWM by drafting and coordinating OWM contracts and serves as OWM expert on contracting requirements and procedures.

Professional Affiliations

  • ASTM International, formerly American Society for Testing and Materials, Member (2020 to present)
  • NCSL International - Member (2021 to present)
  • ASQ, formerly American Society for Quality, Measurement Quality Division - Member (2020 to present)


Created October 9, 2019, Updated March 22, 2023