Overview: The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Commerce Department's Technology Administration. NIST's mission is to develop and promote measurement, standards, and technology to enhance productivity, facilitate trade, and improve the quality of life. NIST hosts four cooperative programs: conducting technology infrastructure through NIST Laboratories; managing promotional programs; offering technical and business assistance to smaller manufacturers; and co-funding R&D partnerships with the private sector.
Specifications: Available at: http://gsi.nist.gov/global/index.cfm/L1-1
IPR Policy: Not available
Current Status: Active