DMSC Selects Tom Kramer to Lead QIF Next Gen Effort

02 May 22

The search for a QIF Project Manager is over. During the last few months, the Digital Metrology Standards Consortium (DMSC) has been searching for a Quality Information Framework (QIF) Project Manager to oversee the development of the Next Version QIF. After an extensive personnel search of over 50 applicants, the DMSC Board of Directors have selected Tom Kramer as the successful candidate.

Tom Kramer NIST Guest Researcher

Tom Kramer, DMSC

Dr. Kramer has many years of experience with QIF, is a former Guest Researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and a Research Associate of Catholic University. Tom has extensive familiarity as a QIF Developer and a Software Developer. He has been a QIF advocate and subject-matter expert for numerous QIF seminars and webinars sponsored by DMSC.

Tom’s Phase 1 mission will be to identify existing deficiencies in QIF and evaluate User requested functionality upgrades for the Next Version of QIF. A substantial “wish list” of new requested features has already been collected and prioritized from users. Tom will research and recommend whether a minor or major release of QIF would be optimum, given the limited resources available to the DMSC. Other considerations include compatibility with current QIF implementations and development of a suitable migration path.

The DMSC has developed a Phase 1 Statement of Work, which Dr. Kramer has determined can be completed in about 12 weeks. Based on an evaluation of Phase 1 findings, Phase 2 will commence an effort to develop those features that would be most beneficial to QIF Users.