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Lisa J. Carnahan (Fed)

Associate Director for IT Standardization

Lisa J. Carnahan is the Associate Director for IT Standardization in the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (ITL/NIST).  She is responsible for developing programmatic strategies for standards engagement, understanding potential standards opportunities in emerging technologies, and promoting the benefits of standards adoption in the federal government and industry.  She is the lead on conformity assessment aspects of the NIST Cybersecurity Framework and Privacy Framework and convenes the US Interagency International Cybersecurity Standardization Working Group. 

Prior to joining ITL, Lisa served as the lead for conformity assessment research and guidance activities in the Standards Coordination Office at NIST, where she recently co-authored updates to NIST’s key documents for understanding and applying conformity assessment concepts in the federal government. 


Guidance for NIST Staff on Using Inclusive Language in Documentary Standards

Kathryn Miller, David F. Alderman, Lisa Carnahan, Lily Chen, James Foti, Barbara L. Goldstein, Michael Hogan, Jennifer Marshall, Karen Reczek, Nathalie Rioux, Mary Frances Theofanos, David A. Wollman
This document provides guidance to NIST staff regarding the use of inclusive language in documentary standards and documents which support the realization and

ABC's of Conformity Assessment

Lisa J. Carnahan, Amy L. Phelps
The Standards Coordination Office periodically publishes information related to standards and conformity assessment as a service to producers and users of such

HCSL Health Care Standards Landscape

Lisa J. Carnahan
The National Software Reference Library (NSRL) of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) collects software from various sources and
Created October 9, 2019, Updated June 22, 2023