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International and Academic Affairs Office


The International and Academic Affairs Office (IAAO) promotes U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by supporting NIST’s international and academic programs in ways that enhance economic security and improve the quality of life.

IAAO provides advice on international science and technology engagement; serves as liaison with the international science and technology community; manages NIST bilateral and multilateral cooperation; serves as the focal point for foreign visitors and associates, and oversees NIST's cooperation with academia.