NIST has a leadership role within a large group of public and private stakeholders and aids this group in establishing goals, measuring performance, establishing standards, streamlining administrative processes, and facilitating partnerships that encourage commercialization of these federally funded research and development efforts.
To support this role, NIST engages in ongoing efforts to track technology transfer activity metrics and directs economic research studies that estimate the importance of federal technologies and supporting technical infrastructure. NIST uses its leadership role to help facilitate the economic assessment of all federal laboratories and their technology transfer efforts. In this role, NIST has conducted the following studies with regard to the impact of federal investments and technology transfer activities.
|The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Impact on Fire Safety Standards||Feb 2022|
|Economic Benefits of the Global Positioning System (GPS), Final Report||Jun 2019|
|Overview and Analysis of Technology Transfer from Federal Agencies and Laboratories||Jun 2019|
|The Economic Impacts of the Advanced Encryption Standard, 1996-2017||Sept 2018|
|The Economic Rationales and Impacts of Technology-Based Economic Development Policies||Jul 2018|
|Analysis of International Technology Development and Commercialization Policy Instruments and Infrastructures||Jul 2018|
|Economic Analysis of National Needs for Technology Infrastructure to Support the Materials Genome Initiative, Final Report||Apr 2018|
|NIST Economic Contribution of Operations and Construction, FY2014 - FY2016||Sep 2017|