Two Dakota-supported Projects win National Awards at NIST's 37th Annual Awards Ceremony

December 1, 2009

The NAIS-Web Team was honored with the NIST Bronze Medal award for developing and implementing the web-based NIST Associate Information System (NAIS). Dakota staff supported the NAIS-Web effort by providing on-site project management, database, software development, testing, and training support services as part of the integrated team effort.

From NIST Director, Patrick Gallagher's e-mail to NIST staff: "The Bronze Medal Award is the highest honor presented by NIST. The award, initiated in 1966, recognizes work that has resulted in more effective and efficient management systems as well as the demonstration of unusual initiative or creative methods and procedures. It also is given for significant contributions affecting major programs, scientific accomplishment within the Institute, and superior performance of assigned tasks for at least five consecutive years."

William A. Kamitakahara received the NIST Colleagues' Choice Award for his efforts on the NCNR (NIST Center for Neutron Research) Proposal System. The NCNR Proposal System, was described as the backbone of NCNR scientific operations and broadly hailed by the user community as among the world's best. Dakota staff supported the full life cycle software engineering effort for the NCNR system, including requirements validation, design, technical architecture, development, testing, training, and operations and maintenance.