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John Bittman (Fed)

John Bittman is an Interagency Policy Specialist in the Technology Partnerships Office (TPO) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). He works on convening intramural personnel, conducting outreach to commercialization stakeholders and assisting in program and policy formulation on behalf of the interagency technology transfer community.

Prior to joining TPO, John was as a Presidential Management Fellow at the National Cancer Institute. He worked as a Technology Transfer Manager and Invention Development and Marketing Specialist within the NCI’s Technology Transfer Center, and as a Special Assistant in the Department of Health and Human Services. While at HHS, he managed the Deputy Secretary’s Innovation and Investment Summit and helped develop a new office focused on accelerating clinical innovation.

John served on active duty in the United States Army as a paratrooper, where he was deployed to Iraq as part of Operation New Dawn. He holds a PSM in nanotechnology, a BS in interdisciplinary studies (Physical, Biomedical, and Behavioral Sciences) and a Certificate in technology ventures from the University of Central Florida.


The Jump from Airborne to NIST

by John Bittman, Interagency Policy Specialist I never expected the knowledge, skills, or abilities I gained as an airborne infantryman to be very transferrable
Created May 8, 2019, Updated December 16, 2020