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E54 Homeland Security Applications


We ask all attendees to preregister for this meeting. The registration information significantly assists us in preparations for the meeting.

The cut-off for preregistration for foreign nationals is February 5, 2018. The cut-off for US citizens is February 19, 2018.

Please click on the highlighted "Register Now" button above.

All non-U.S. citizens must complete and return the form, "Report on Foreign Visitors/Guests" to obtain access to the NIST office. Completed forms should be sent to:
Cassy Robinson
100 Bureau Drive
Gaithersburg, Maryland 20899


A room block has been reserved at the Holiday Inn Gaithersburg, 2 Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg MD. The rate is $125/night and includes a full hot breakfast each day. Free hotel shuttle service will be provided to/from NIST each day, and the shuttle service is also available to the Metro and local restaurants.

A link to the hotel website is provided here: NIST ASTM E54 Committee Meeting

Once on the website, these simple steps can be used to make a reservation:

1. Modify arrival and/or departure dates to February 25th – March 2nd, 2018 , then click “Check Availability
2. Click “BOOK THIS ROOM” in the column of the room type you wish to reserve
3. Proceed to complete the reservations page
4. Record your confirmation number

For attendees that would prefer to call and make reservations, they simply need to mention the “NIST ASTM E54 Committee Meeting” block or the block code N54 to receive the special rate. The cut-off date for this block is January 25th, 2018.


Driving Directions to NIST:

From northbound I-270: take Exit 10, Route 117 West, Clopper Road. Bear right at the first light onto Clopper Road/West Diamond Avenue. At the next light, turn left onto the NIST grounds.

From southbound I-270: take Exit 11, Route 124, Montgomery Village Avenue/Quince Orchard Road. Bear right at the first light onto Route 124 West, Quince Orchard Road. After you merge onto Rt. 124, Quince Orchard Road, turn left at the second light onto Route 117, West Diamond Avenue. Turn right at the first light onto NIST grounds.

Public Transportation from DC Area Airports to Gaithersburg:

  • BWI Marshall (Baltimore MD):

    There is a very nice motor coach from the airport to the Shady Grove Metro Station. It is called the 201 Bus (or ICC bus), and the cost is $5.00 each way. The bus operates between the Gaithersburg Park and Ride lot located at I-270 and MD 124 in Montgomery County and BWI Marshall Airport. The 201 makes stops at the Shady Grove Metro, the Georgia Avenue Park & Ride, the Burtonsville Park & Ride and Arundel Mills Mall. At BWI Marshall, the 201 stops at Concourses A (Southwest Airlines) and E (International terminal), dropping off passengers on the upper level and picking up passengers on the lower level. The route terminates at the BWI Rail Station. Buses depart BWI Marshall hourly on weekdays from 5:05am to 11:05pm and on weekends/holidays from 9:05am to 11:05pm.

    For fares and additional information check

  • DCA (Washington DC):

    You can take the metro directly from the airport to the Shady Grove Metro Station. Options on Metro:

    o Take Yellow Line towards Fort Totten; At Galleryplace- Chinatown Metro Station, transfer to Red Line towards Shady Grove Metro Station.

    o Take Blue Line towards Largo Town Center; At Metro Center Station, transfer to Red Line towards Shady Grove Metro Station.

  • IAD (Dulles VA):

    You can take the Washington Flyer Bus from the airport to the Wiehle Metro Station, and bus information is available here:

    From the Wiehle Metro Station, take the Silver Line towards Largo Town Center; At Metro Center Station, transfer to Red Line towards Shady Grove Metro Station.

    Travel from Shady Grove Metro Station to NIST:

    If you are coming directly to NIST after flying in, the NIST shuttle is the best option; if you are going to your hotel after flying in, the hotel shuttle is recommended.

  • NIST Shuttle: A NIST shuttle is available from the Shady Grove Metro station to NIST. Visitors using Metro can meet the NIST shuttle at the east side of the Shady Grove Metro Station at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour. The shuttle runs daily from 6:45 am to 6:10 pm. The NIST shuttle will stop at "Bus Bay C." The last NIST shuttle leaves Shady Grove Metro at 6:10 pm. It will bring you to the visitor center at NIST, where you will obtain your visitor badge.

    The shuttle departs from the front of the NIST Administration Building at 5 and 35 minutes past the hour. The last NIST shuttle leaves NIST at 6:00 p.m.

    The ride between NIST and the Shady Grove Metro Station takes approximately 15 minutes, depending on traffic conditions.


    To view the Public Safety Stakeholder Workshop agenda please click here.


    Any questions should be directed to:

    Staff Manager:Mary Mikolajewski
    Phone: 610-832-9678
    Administrative Assistant:Jill DiCicco
    Phone: 610-832-9734