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An Assessment of the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS: Fiscal Year 1993 Contents Part I-- NIST Overview 1 NIST-wide Issues--Findings, Conclusions, and Recommendations 3 Strategic Planning, 3 Data Programs, 4 Research Balance, 6 Impact of Extramural Programs on Intramural Programs, 9 Collaboration with Industry, 11 Interlaboratory Teams, 14 Total Quality Management, 16 2 Comments on Selected Initiatives 17 Green Buildings Initiative, 17 Mathematics-based Manufacturing, 18 3 NIST Responses to Board-level Recommendations Made in the Fiscal Year 1992 Assessment 20 NIST-wide Issues--Fiscal Year 1992, 20 Suggestions for New Programs--Fiscal Year 1992, 25 Part II-- Assessment of NIST's Major Laboratories 4 Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory 29 5 Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory 65 6 Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory 87 7 Physics Laboratory 113 8 Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory 153 9 Building and Fire Research Laboratory 179 10 Computer Systems Laboratory 213 11 Computing and Applied Mathematics Laboratory 239 Appendixes A Functions of NIST, 255 B NIST Organizational Chart, 257 C Abridged Statement of Work, 258 D Letter Dated February 9, 1993, to Wilmer R. Bottoms from John W. Lyons, Describing Three NIST-wide Issues, 259
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An Assessment of the NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS: Fiscal Year 1993 This page in the original is blank.