1980
  • Education and Training Committee revitalized.
  • RP-5, Preparation of Specifications, published.
  • Annual Conference held at NBS – Gaithersburg, Maryland.
1981
  • Butler Community College initiated a Metrology Program with a $10,000 contribution from NCSL.
  • 9th US Region established.
  • Annual Conference held at NBS – Boulder, Colorado.
1982
  • First International Director, Graham Cameron (Canada) appointed.
  • First Section Meeting held in Southern California.
  • NCSL Board votes to take an advocacy position in support of NBS.
  • Dues are increased from $50 to $100 — 1st increase in 17 years.
  • Annual Conference held at NBS – Gaithersburg, Maryland.
1983
  • First NCSL invited-testimony before Congress.
  • Membership and Publicity Committee initiated.
  • First NMRC report published.
  • Annual Conference held at NBS – Boulder, Colorado.
1984
  • Government Affairs Committee initiated.
  • Annual Conference held at NBS – Gaithersburg, Maryland.
1985
  • Implemented NCSL Business Computer System.
  • George Uriano appointed as NIST Representative.
  • Board of Directors increased by one Vice President (VP of Training and Education).
  • Canada Region established.
  • Annual Conference held at NBS – Boulder, Colorado.
1986
  • NCSL celebrated its 25th Anniversary.
  • Twenty-fifth Anniversary Newsletter published.
  • Annual Conference held at NBS – Gaithersburg, Maryland.
  • NBS Sponsorship disestablished.
  • NCSL Headquarters opens in Boulder, Colorado.
    • Ken Armstrong becomes 1st Business Manager.
    • Joan Wilshire becomes 1st Administrative Assistant to Ken Armstrong.
  • Equipment Management Forum established.
  • RP-6, "Medical Products and Pharmaceutical Industry Calibration Control System Guide," published.
  • Dues increased from $100 to $125.
1987
  • RP-7, Laboratory Design, published.
  • Joe Simmons succeeds George Uriano as NIST Representative.
  • NCSL incorporated as a corporation of the State of Colorado.
  • First exhibitors at Annual Conference, Denver, Colorado.
  • Region 5 is split into two, and the new region becomes Region 11.
  • International Region is designated as Region 10.
  • NCSL logo becomes legal trademark.
  • RP-3, Calibration Procedures, republished with major updates.
  • RP-8, Equipment Evaluation Guidelines, published.
  • Glossary Committee established.
  • Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C.
1989
  • Intrinsic and Derived Standards Committee established.
  • Board of Directors increased by a Vice President (VP) of Conference Management.
  • International Development Committee established.
  • SI 1990 stickers representing the change in the electrical units, designed and published.
  • RP-9, Calibration Laboratory Capability, published.
  • RP-1, Establishment and Adjustment of Calibration Intervals, was revised and republished.
  • Annual Conference held in Denver, Colorado.
  • Wilbur Anson, retired from NBS, succeeds Ken Armstrong as Business Manager of NCSL.
1990
  • Appeared before Department of Commerce hearing on improving US participation in international standards activities.
  • Dues increased from $125 to $175.
  • Total Quality Management Committee on Calibration Systems established.
  • NCSL Metrology Job Exchange established on Electronic Bulletin Board, with initial utilization by Metrologists leaving military service.
  • Annual Conference held in Washington, D.C.
1991
  • Documentation on international compatibility of NIST standards initiated.
  • NCSL celebrate its 30th Anniversary.
  • First NCSL President from outside the US; Graham Cameron, Canada.
  • Canada established as Region 12 and the concept of Area Coordinator approved.
  • NCSL formally requested that NIST establish a national Calibration Laboratory Accreditation program.
  • Annual Conference moves away from NIST.
    • The Albuquerque New Mexico event drew record attendance of 740.
  • The revised "Calibration Laboratory Manager's Guidebook" published.
  • The first Recommended Intrinsic and Derived Standards Practice, RISP-1, Array Josephson Junction, published.
  • RP-10, "Establishment and Operation of an Electrical Utility Metrology Laboratory" published.
  • R P-11, "Reports & Certificates of Calibration" published.
  • Doris Schaffner is added to Business Office Staff.
1992
  • RISP-2, "Triple Point of Water" published.
  • Bylaw changes approved.
  • Position of Director deleted.
  • Position of Division Vice President created.
  • NCSL made formal application to ANSI to become an accredited standards writing body in the area of Metrology.
  • Annual NCSL Conference held in Washington D.C.
1993
  • Georgia Harris, NIST, becomes first woman on the NCSL Board of Directors.
  • RP-7, Laboratory Design, revised edition published.
  • RP-12, Determining and Reporting Measurement Uncertainties, approved for publication.
  • "Metrology Glossary" approved for publication.
  • "NCSL Acronym List" compiled and published.
  • Bylaw changes approved.
  • The Institute for National Measurement Standards of the National Research Council of Canada (NRC-INMS) appoints Roy VanKoughnett a representative to the NCSL BoD as NRC National Standards Laboratory Representative for Canada.
  • First annual NCSL/NRC-INMS management meeting held in Ottawa, Canada.
  • Annual NCSL Conference held in Albuquerque NM.
1994
  • The "Calibration Laboratory Managers Guidebook" was translated into Japanese and Hindi.
  • Peter Heydemann succeeds Joe Simmons as NIST Representative.
  • The International Area of India was established as Region 13.
  • The ANSI/NCSL Z540-1, Calibration laboratories and Measuring and Test Equipment Standard received final ANSI approval.
  • The Annual Conference held in Chicago, Illinois:
    • record attendance of 1,003 people.
  • RP-12, Determining and Reporting Measurement Uncertainties, was published.
  • The NCSL Glossary of Metrology Related Terms was published.
  • A Dues increase was approved for 1995 from $175 to $225.
  • Henry Sostmann was named winner of the 1994 Wildhack Award.
  • The revised RISP-1, Josephson Voltage Standard, was published.
  • Section, Region and Area Coordinator's Guidebook was published.
1995
  • The DoD cancelled Mil Std 45662A on February 27, 1995, and adopted ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 as a replacement. The Z540-1 was widely accepted, as indicated by more than 6,000 copies being sold the first year.
  • The Annual Conference held in Dallas, Texas:
    • total record attendance of 1,052.
  • Mike Suraci was named winner of the 1995 Wildhack Award.
  • NCSL agreed to participate with ASQC/MQD in establishing a scholarship memorial fund in memory of Joe Simmons, who passed away this year.
  • NCSL encouraged its Membership and other interested parties to write to their Congressmen regarding the HR-1456 bill restructuring the DOC.
  • Project "Vision 2000", identifying future goals of NCSL, was completed and its key results incorporated into the 1996-2000 NCSL Long-Range Planning document.
  • NCSL revised publications:
    • RISP-1
    • RISP-2, and
    • RP-12 during 1995.
1996
  • NCSL celebrates its 35th Anniversary.
  • 35th Anniversary Newsletter Supplement published.
  • Gary Hysert succeeds Roy VanKoughnett as NRC Representative.
  • The Annual Conference held in Monterey, California had a total record attendance of 1,206.
  • Founding NCSL President, Curt Biggs, attends Conference.
  • Gary Davidson was named winner of the 1996 Wildhack Award.
  • NCSL revised publications:
    • RP-1, Establishment and Adjustment of Calibration Intervals.
    • RP-13, Computer Systems in Metrology, was published.
    • RP-2 was withdrawn because the subject matter is fully covered by ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994 and the Handbook for the Interpretation and Application of ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994.
    • NCSL’s second ANSI standard, U.S. Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement (ANSI/NCSL Z540-2-199X), was submitted to ANSI for review and public comment.
    • NCSL published “Handbook for the Interpretation and Application of ANSI/NCSL Z540-1-1994”. 
  • NCSL went “on-line” with our own web page.
1997
  • The Biennial United States National Measurement Requirements Committee Report was published and delivered to NIST.
  • The Annual Conference was held in Atlanta, Georgia new record attendance of 1,235, with representatives from 37 countries.
  • Bob Weber was named winner of the 1997 Wildhack Award.
  • NCSL revised publications RISP-3 Quantized Hall Resistance was Published.
  • ANSI/NCSL Z540-2-1997, “U.S. Guide to the Expression of Uncertainty in Measurement,” was published.
  • Wilbur Anson retired as NCSL Business Manager after eight years of service to NCSL and its Membership.
1998
  • Board of Directors assignments re-aligned, VP for Standards Policy established.
  • NCSL revised publications:
    • RISP-4: “Deadweight Pressure Gauges” was published.
    • RP-6 was revised and approved for publication. 
    • The “Guide to Standards Laboratory Environments” was approved for publication. 
  • Board approves the invitation to Mexico to have a permanent, non-voting, member from CENAM on the NCSL Board of Directors.
  • Mr. Ray Kammer, NIST Director delivered the Key Note Address at the Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
  • The proceedings of the Conference were published on CD ROM.
  • Klaus Jaeger was named winner of the 1998 Wildhack Award.
  • Members of the Board met with NIST management in Gaithersburg, MD and Boulder, CO to discuss issues related to accreditation of Metrology laboratories.
  • An “Encyclopedia of Metrology”- Seven Years of NCSL Conference Proceedings published on CD ROM.
  • NCSL web page ncsl-hq.org maintenance moved to the Boulder office.
  • Boulder Office services expanded to better serve the needs of the organization.
  • An NCSL Workshop was held in Egypt in November.
  • Annual NCSL Conference held in Albuquerque New Mexico: Attendance 1,102.
1999
  • Committees for Automotive Metrology and Chemical Metrology were established.
  • CENAM, Mexico appoints Dr. Salvador Echeverria-Villagomez as CENAM representative to the Board of Directors.
  • Dr. Karen Brown, NIST Deputy Director delivered a luncheon address at the Annual Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. 
  • Boulder office was rearranged and modernized.
  • Norm Belecki was named winner of the 1999 Wildhack Award.
  • Members of the Executive Committee met with NIST management in Gaithersburg.
  • Craig Gulka was selected as the new NCSL Business Manager.
  • NCSL revised publications:
    • Catalog of Intrinsic and Derived Standards was published.
    • Guide for Interlaboratory Comparisons (RP-15) was published.
    • Guide to Selecting Standards Laboratory Environment (RP-14) was published.
    • Acronym List was published.
    • Calibration and Control Systems for the Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Industry (RP-6) was published.
  • NCSL’s 1st President Curtis Biggs passes away.
  • Dues increase was approved for year 2000 from $225 to $325 with reduction to $300 for early bird registration. New Member Dues for first year were raised to $400.
  • Dr. Richard H.F. Jackson succeeds Dr. Peter Heydemann as NIST representative to the Board of Directors.
  • NIST Laboratory Directors presented overviews of their laboratories at the Board meetings: Dr. Katharine Gebbie for the NIST Physics Laboratories;
  • Dr. Hratch Semerjian for the NIST Chemistry Laboratories;
  • Dr. Richard H.F. Jackson for the NIST Manufacturing and Engineering Laboratories.
  • Annual NCSL Conference held in Charlotte, North Carolina. Attendance 1,123.
  • Tutorials added for the first time to annual conference (3 pre and 1 post sessions).