NIST taps Kevin Stine to lead its IT lab

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The Information Technology Laboratory has been at the heart of many of NIST’s landmark technology publications.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology announced the appointment of Kevin Stine as the new director of the agency’s Information Technology Laboratory following several years of work in the cybersecurity field and at NIST itself.

ITL is one of the six research laboratories under the standards agency’s purview. Its areas of focus include information technology measurement, testing and standards, all with the objective of fostering more trust in IT systems.

The ITL was officially formed in 1996 through a combination of NIST’s computing and applied mathematics laboratories and has since been responsible for major publications such as the Cybersecurity Framework, Zero Trust Architecture and Artificial Intelligence Risk Management Framework.

Kevin Stine
Kevin Stine. (NIST photo)

As director, Stine will oversee more than 600 staff tasked with supporting metric and measurement sciences across applied research in computer science, mathematics, statistics, systems engineering, cybersecurity and privacy.

Stine has been with NIST since 2006 and most recently acted as the chief of ITL’s Applied Cybersecurity Division — responsible for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence and the Workforce Framework for Cybersecurity, commonly known as NICE. 

“Kevin brings a wealth of experience to this position, along with a proven track record of success,” said Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and NIST Director Laurie Locascio in the release.  

“He spearheaded the development of NIST’s Cybersecurity Framework, one of the world’s leading sources of cybersecurity guidance, and he has expanded several programs critical to national and economic security,” she said. “Kevin is an extremely well-respected leader — within NIST as well as nationally and globally — and we are thrilled to see him take on this new role.”