Kamie Roberts was the 14th Director (August 2018 – October 2023) of the National Coordination Office (NCO) for the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. The NITRD Program is the Nation’s primary source of federally funded research and development in advanced information technologies. NITRD coordinates and helps set priorities for over $7B in Federal R&D investments that tackle multidisciplinary, multitechnology, and multisector R&D needs. Prior to serving as Director, Kamie was NCO Deputy Director from October 2017 to August 2018. Ms. Roberts is on detail to the NITRD NCO, from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)/Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), where she served as the Associate Director of Federal and Industrial Relations and Chief of Staff for the ITL. Kamie has served her entire career at NIST covering a broad range of research from networking to big data to health IT, and more. Kamie earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Science from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Science in Computer Science from George Washington University.