July 27, 2021
Biden nominates University of Maryland research leader Locascio for NIST director
President Biden has selected Laurie Locascio to serve as Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, choosing the former NIST official and current vice president for research at the University of Maryland for one of the federal government’s most pivotal cybersecurity positions.
The White House today announced the intent to nominate Locascio for Commerce Department Under Secretary for Standards and Technology, a position “dual-hatted” with the NIST Director role. Longtime NIST official James Olthoff has been “performing the...