Charles Romine, a senior advisor to the NIST Director, will replace Cita Furlani as Director of the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology when she she retires in January.
Romine worked at Oakridge National Lab and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy in the White House before coming to NIST in 2009.
The ITL is one of NIST’s major research components with a broad mission to promote American innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards and technology through research and development in information technology, mathematics and statistics.
Furlani has led the office the past six years. Before that, she served as the agency’s chief information officer and as acting director of NIST’s Advanced Technology Coordination Office for Networking and Information Technology Research and Development where she reported to the White House through the Office of Science and Technology Policy.