Changing The IT Culture At NIST

David Stegon | Fedscoop | March 18, 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is known around the world for its groundbreaking research and innovations. Del Brockett, the agency’s chief information officer, wants the institute’s information technology services to be at that same level.

In an interview with FedScoop, Brockett said he’s been pushing to change the IT culture at NIST in the two and a half years since becoming CIO, aiming to give its world-class scientists a world-class IT organization.

“I want people to start to see the parallel between the two,” Brockett said in his Gaithersburg office on NIST’s main campus. “My primary focus here has been creating not only innovative outcomes, but better alignment, processes and workflows that better support that mission.”