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 Economic Impacts of the Advanced Encryption Standard, 1996-2017||Sept 2018|
|Economic Benefits of the Global Positioning System (GPS), Final Report||June 2019|
|Overview and Analysis of Technology Transfer from Federal Agencies and Laboratories||June 2019|
|Economic Analysis of National Needs for Technology Infrastructure to Support the Materials Genome Initiative, Final Report||Apr 2018|