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Program Coordination Office

PURPOSE: The NIST Program Coordination Office provides staff support to the Director and Deputy Director and offers developmental opportunities to selected NIST staff. The Program Coordination Office works closely with the line organizations and the other staff offices, particularly the Budget Division, Congressional and Legislative Affairs, and Public and Business Affairs. Activities include:

  • generating strategies, guidelines and formats for planning and supporting planning functions;

  • performing program and policy analyses, especially those that cross the Institute's program and organizational lines;

  • carrying out economic impact analyses for NIST as a whole and providing analytical leadership for impact assessment efforts of the Operating Units and programs;

  • working closely with the NIST Budget Division in developing budget documents and in developing analytical techniques for reviewing NIST programs;

  • articulating and documenting NIST program plans and status for internal and external use;

  • coordinating and carrying out issue studies;

  • administering multi-organization processes such as the Competence Program competition;

  • collecting, organizing, verifying, and presenting Institute-level data relating to activities, accomplishments, and impacts.