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By National Research Council, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, Laboratory Assessments Board, Panel on Information Technology

The document at the ITL provides a normal review of the laboratory together with a glance at its learn concepts, possibilities, making plans for development, learn tradition, and computing infrastructure; and offers checks of the laboratory’s six divisions. The document notes that the paintings of the ITL ordinarily ranks at or close to the head of the paintings being performed by means of peer institutions.

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ITL has activities that solve important problems for other NIST laboratories and other federal agencies, as well as activities that support industrial standards in IT. 3. The new “matrix” organization of crosscutting projects offers great opportunities but also poses serious risks. 4. ITL is likely to experience significant growth over the next 5 years, and it is necessary to plan for this growth carefully, including directions that will involve several new kinds of scientists. 5. Of the existing activities, the Statistical Engineering Division is most in need of immediate enhancement of its capabilities.

5. Of the existing activities, the Statistical Engineering Division is most in need of immediate enhancement of its capabilities. 6. ITL is experiencing a problem securing funding to pay high-caliber IT professionals, as well as professionals in scientific areas that are not traditional for NIST. 7. There are problems with the interaction between mandated or desirable research activities and the standard computer-security policies that are widely respected at NIST and similar organizations.

ITL is likely to experience significant growth over the next 5 years, and it is necessary to plan for this growth carefully, including directions that will involve several new kinds of scientists. 5. Of the existing activities, the Statistical Engineering Division is most in need of immediate enhancement of its capabilities. 6. ITL is experiencing a problem securing funding to pay high-caliber IT professionals, as well as professionals in scientific areas that are not traditional for NIST. 7. There are problems with the interaction between mandated or desirable research activities and the standard computer-security policies that are widely respected at NIST and similar organizations.

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