Kamie Roberts

Kamie Roberts


Ms. Kamie Roberts is the Director of the National Coordination Office (NCO) for the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program. Ms. Roberts joined the NCO in October 2017 as the Deputy Director. 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. She also served an active role in the NITRD Interagency Working Groups (IWGs) and as the NIST NITRD Subcommittee Representative.

Ms. Roberts is also a staff member at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. In addition to co-chairing the National Science and Technology Council NITRD Subcommittee, Ms. Roberts co-chairs the Special Cyber Operations Research and Engineering (SCORE) Subcommittee, is acting co-chair of the Computational Literacy IWG, and is a member of the Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Subcommittee, the Subcommittee on Resilience Science and Technology, and the Future Advanced Computing Ecosystem Subcommittee.

While at NIST, Ms. Roberts led the Laboratory outreach program focused on increasing the impact of ITL research. She led the standards liaison team in coordinating national and international IT standards and testing activities internal and external to NIST. Ms. Roberts coordinates student programs ranging from high school interns to summer and full-year undergraduate students. Previously, Ms. Roberts served in a variety of roles, including leading the NIST Health Information Technology Program and the NIST Big Data Program. She has served as acting Laboratory Deputy Director and acting Division Chief of several divisions. Ms. Roberts is active in the Grace Hopper Women in Computing Conference and the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science.

Ms. Roberts 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.

Ms. Roberts succeeds Dr. Bryan Biegel, and becomes the 14th Director for the NITRD Program.