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The headquarters site of the National Institute of Standards & Technology is located at 100 Bureau Drive in Gaithersburg, Maryland, just off Interstate Route 270, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) from the center of Washington, D.C. NIST provides shuttle service from the Shady Grove Metro (subway) station.
From northbound I-270 take Exit 10, Route 117 West, Clopper Road. Bear right at the light at the end of the exit onto Clopper Road/West Diamond Avenue. At the next light, turn left onto the NIST grounds. Check-in at the Visitors Registration Center behind the gate where you will be asked to show a photo ID.
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. Check-in at the Visitors Registration Center behind the gate where you will be asked to show ID.
NIST Main Gate
When entering through the NIST main gate, go to the right to park and enter the NIST Visitor's Center where you will be asked to show a photo ID and given a visitor sticker. As you leave the parking lot, you will have to show your visitor badge at the small gate. At the main entrance stop sign, make a left, follow until you see signs for the Administration Building (101) (it's the tallest building). There is visitor parking across from the Administration Building.
NIST Metro Shuttle
NIST provides shuttle service for official visitors and staff to and from the Shady Grove Metro Station. Visitors using Metro can meet the NIST shuttle at the east side "Kiss & Ride" area of the Shady Grove Metro Station at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm. The shuttle departs from the front of the NIST Administration Building on the hour and half hour. The HIPAA Security Rule conference will be held in the Red Auditorium on the first floor.
Here is a link that will provide you with more Visitor Information at NIST -- http://www.nist.gov/public_affairs/visitor/visitor.htm