Kamie Roberts is on detail from NIST as the Director of the National Coordination Office (NCO) for the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. The NITRD Program is the Nation’s primary source of federally funded research and development in advanced information technologies. NITRD coordinates and helps set priorities for over $7B in Federal R&D investments that tackle multidisciplinary, multitechnology, and multisector R&D needs. Prior to serving as Director, Kamie was NCO Deputy Director from October 2017 to August 2018. When at NIST, Ms. Roberts served as the Associate Director of Federal and Industrial Relations and Chief of Staff for the ITL. Kamie has served her entire career at NIST covering a broad range of research from networking to big data to health IT, and more. Kamie earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in Computer Science from George Washington University.