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General Policy and Analysis

General Policy and Analysis

General policy and analysis

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National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (Commerce Dept.), Special Programs Office,100 Bureau Dr., MS 4701, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-4701; (301) 975-4447. Fax, (301) 975-8972. Richard R. Cavanagh, Director. General information, (301) 975-2756.


Fosters collaboration among government, military, academic, professional, and private organizations to respond to critical national needs through science-based standards and technology innovation, including areas of forensic science and information technology.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) (Health and Human Services Dept.), Science Policy (OSP),6705 Rockledge Dr., MSC 7985, Bethesda, MD 20892-7985; (301) 496-9838. Fax, (301) 496-9839. Dr. Marina Volkov, Director, (301) 435-2143.

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Advises the NIH director on science policy issues affecting the medical research community. Participates in the development of new policy and program initiatives. ...

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