Kevin Stine Named Director of NIST’s Information Technology Laboratory

Kevin Stine, director of the NIST Information Technology Laboratory

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has named Kevin Stine as the new director of the agency's Information Technology Laboratory (DIT).

ITL, one of NIST's six research laboratories, focuses on information technology measurement, testing, and standards with the goal of cultivating trust in IT. With more than 600 employees and visiting researchers, ITL supports measurement science at NIST through fundamental and applied research in computer science, mathematics, statistics, systems engineering, and cybersecurity and privacy.

"Kevin brings a wealth of experience to this position, along with a proven track record of success," said Laurie E. Locascio, Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Director of NIST. “He spearheaded the development of NIST Cybersecurity Framework, a leading global source of cybersecurity guidance, and has expanded several programs critical to national and economic security. “Kevin is a highly respected leader, both within NIST and nationally and globally, and we are delighted to see him take on this new role.”

Since 2015, Stine has served as head of ITL. Applied Cybersecurity Division, which develops and enables the implementation of cybersecurity and privacy practices through the dissemination and effective application of standards and best practices. The division hosts several priority programs, including the National Center of Excellence in Cybersecurity and NICE.

Before joining NIST in 2006, Stine spent four years at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He served as the agency's first chief information security officer and helped develop its cybersecurity program. He spent three years in private industry before joining the FDA.

Stine graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, in 1999 with a bachelor's degree in information systems management.

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