NIST Applied Some Safeguards in Obtaining Expert Services, but Additional Direction from Congress Is Needed

Mittal, Anu K.
August 2009
GAO Reports;8/7/2009, preceding p1
Government Document
The article focuses on the issues with the giving of authority by the America COMPETES Act to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in the U.S. It is noted that NIST has developed procedures including the safeguards for the use of the authority despite its difficulty to determine which specific laws and regulations to apply. Meanwhile, the COMPETE Act authority has also been effective in trying to help NIST meet its need for experts.


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