The National Institute of Standards and Technology has completed its first major reorganization in 20 years. It has reduced the number of laboratories, realigned the remaining ones along mission-based lines and created a more hierarchical leadership structure.
The reorganization, which became effective Oct. 1, replaces the single deputy director under NIST Director Patrick Gallagher with three career associate directors and reduces the number of laboratories from 10 to six. The Information Technology Lab, which includes the Computer Security Division, is one of the six. The realignment does not change the focus of NIST programs or the underlying missions, said IT Lab Director Cita Furlani.