Katya Delak has responsibilities at two NIST offices, serving both the Office of Weights and Measures of the Physical Measurement Laboratory and the Computer Security Division of NIST’s Information Technology Laboratory. In the Office of Weights and Measures she is a representative for the United States to select project groups of the International Organization of Legal Metrology including those developing D31 General Requirements for Software Controlled Measuring Instruments and R46 Electricity Meters. She coordinates and presents the U.S. technical position in the development of these guidance documents for measurement systems used in commercial transactions. In the Computer Security Division she coordinates the work of researchers focusing on blockchain and distributed ledger technologies, helping to provide context for this research and how it can inform policy. She also provides support for ISO activities in TC 307.
Previously, Katya Delak served as an International Affairs Officer in the International and Academic Affairs Office (IAAO). She was responsible for NIST representation on the U.S. – Egypt Joint Board Program, supported NIST representation on the board of the Indo-U.S. Science and Technology Fund, and managed the proposal review process for the U.S. component of the U.S.-Israel Bi-National Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation awards. She also managed numerous bilateral relationships with research institutions abroad.