The National Institute of Standards and Technology is a federal agency working to improve the nation's economy and quality of life. In state-of-the-art laboratories, NIST scientists and engineers work side-by-side with industry and academia researcher on measurements, standards, and technologies vital to U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness. All of the sophisticated technologies we rely on today, as well as the nanoscale and other technologies we will use in the future, depend on NIST measurement research and services. NIST also provides assistance to small manufacturers, co-funds high risk, high reward research, and helps all types of organizations improve their performance.
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