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Alliance for Digital Innovation Supports NIST and Encourages Funding for its Growing Responsibilities

March 27, 2024
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The Alliance for Digital Innovation and more than 30 other leading science- and technology-focused associations, companies, and academic institutions wrote to the chairs and ranking members of the Senate and House Appropriations Committees’ Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies’ Subcommittee to voice support for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The group encouraged the legislators “to provide as much funding as possible to uphold NIST’s mission: to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.” The letter notes NIST’s essential role and expanding responsibilities in emerging industries, such as quantum technology and artificial intelligence (AI), cybersecurity and digital identity that require foundational measurements to enable U.S. dominance. You can read the letter here.