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Kathleen McTigue (Fed)

Kathleen McTigue is an Economic Specialist in the Technology Partnerships Office (TPO) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). As such, she develops and oversees studies involving the economic impact of federal investments in technology transfer and federal research efforts that benefit the public.

Kathleen participates in Lab-to-Market interagency committees that support federal technology transfer efforts in the United States. She also manages contracts, grants, and cooperative agreements for economic impact studies for the Technology Partnerships Office and Lab-to-Market.

Kathleen served as an economist, business specialist, project manager, and economic studies manager for NIST’s cutting-edge extramural program, the Advanced Technology Program, and its follow-on program, the Technology Innovation Program.

Before entering federal service, she was an assistant editor for academic publications at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Her duties included studies and newsletters focused on international economic analyses.

Kathleen McTigue’s undergraduate studies took place at Trinity University, Washington, D.C., and at the University of Maryland, College Park.  She received a B.A. in International Affairs and Economics from Trinity University and is completing work on a master’s degree in International Economic Policy / International Economic Relations at American University’s School of International Service (EBT).  Kathleen is credentialed as a Contracting Officer’s Representative II and has certificates in Project Management and Grants Management.


Created July 30, 2019, Updated April 26, 2023