National Institute of Standards and Technology

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is an agency of the United States Department of Commerce whose mission is to promote American innovation and industrial competitiveness. NIST's activities are organized into physical science laboratory programs that include nanoscale science and technology, engineering, information technology, neutron research, material measurement, and physical measurement. From 1901 to 1988, the agency was named the National Bureau of Standards.[4]

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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Agency overview
FormedMarch 3, 1901; 122 years ago (March 3, 1901) (as National Bureau of Standards),
became NIST in 1988
Headquarters100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, Maryland, U.S.
39°07′59″N 77°13′25″W
EmployeesApprox. 3,400[1]
Annual budget$1.03 billion (FY 2021)[2]
Agency executive
Parent departmentDepartment of Commerce