John Bittman is an Interagency Policy Specialist in the Technology Partnerships Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), where he helps implement the NIST Director’s Return on Investment Initiative and the Presidential Management Agenda’s Lab-to-Market priorities. John serves several interagency technology transfer relevant roles including the Executive Secretary for the National Science and Technology Council’s Lab-to-Market Subcommittee and Recording Secretary for the Federal Laboratory Consortium’s (FLC) Executive Board.
Prior to joining NIST, John entered the Federal Government as a Presidential Management Fellow at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), where he worked as a Technology Transfer Manager and Invention Development and Marketing Specialist within the National Cancer Institute’s Technology Transfer Center. He also spent time as a Special Assistant in the Department of Health and Human Services, where he managed the Deputy Secretary’s Innovation and Investment Summit and helped advance a new office focused on accelerating clinical innovation.
John served on active duty in the U.S. Army as a paratrooper, where he was deployed to Iraq as part of Operation New Dawn. He holds a PSM in Nanotechnology, a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies (Physical, Biomedical, and Behavioral Sciences), and a Certificate in Technology Ventures from the University of Central Florida.