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Special Programs Office (SPO)

The Special Programs Office fosters communication and collaboration between NIST and external communities focused on critical national needs.

The Special Programs Office (SPO) fosters communication and collaboration between NIST and external communities focused on critical national needs.  To meet those needs, SPO works closely with and forges partnerships among government, military, academia, professional organizations, and private industry to provide world-class leadership in standards and technology innovation.

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2017 - Gold Medal Award---Katherine Sharpless

For leading the development of interagency open data sharing principles to advance international scientific cooperation that addresses global challenges. This group award was awarded to four staff members from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and one staff member from NIST.

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