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National Institute of Standards and Technology

The NIST is a non-regulatory agency headquartered in Gaithersburg. The institute, which has historically helped define standards for measurement, contributes significantly to Maryland's outsized role as a host of the federal workplace.
The NIST is a non-regulatory agency headquartered in Gaithersburg. The institute, which has historically helped define standards for measurement, contributes significantly to Maryland's outsized role as a host of the federal workplace. « Show less

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  • Forging a smart growth economy [Commentary]

    Forging a smart growth economy [Commentary]
    The best state in the nation for innovation and entrepreneurship three years in a row is Maryland. This is according to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce (hardly a mouthpiece for the Maryland Democratic Party), which also ranks Maryland No. 1 for STEM employment and No. 3 for our "Talent Pipeline."
  • Federal funding drives innovation [Commentary]

    Federal funding drives innovation [Commentary]
    The nation suffers from more than a federal deficit. Studies by congressional and scientific panels repeatedly warn of an "innovation deficit" that weakens our technological edge. Decades of strong federal support for university research and education...

    Improving the business climate benefits universities [Commentary]

    Improving the business climate benefits universities [Commentary]
    About six months ago, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, speaking at the Maryland Competitiveness Coalition's Economic Summit, was asked how Maryland could position itself to compete in this fast-paced global economy. Mr. Freidman's view was that...

    Cybersecurity center to be expanded

    Cybersecurity center to be expanded
    Democrats Gov. Martin O'Malley and Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski announced Tuesday a joint effort to invest $24 million in building a national resource for businesses grappling with cybersecurity challenges. The federal, state and Montgomery County money...

    Non-standard chargers turn market forces upside down [Commentary]

    There's a drawer in my house that's full of things my wife and I just can't bring ourselves to part with. It's not so much that they're valuable or useful. They're actually neither. And it's not like they're suddenly going to be in demand in the...