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Displaying news from July 01, 2015 To August 30, 2015

What’s the Prognosis? New Research Roadmap Aims for Fault-Free Manufacturing Processes
Release Date: August 26, 2015

In today’s increasingly complex manufacturing operations, Murphy’s Law is only an unexpected hiccup away—anything from a data error to an errant vibration to a dulled cutting tool can undermine … more

Draft Guide Can Help Energy Companies Reduce Cyber Risk
Release Date: August 25, 2015

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is requesting comments on a draft guide to help energy companies better control who has access to their networked resources, including … more

At NIST Net-Zero Energy House, Energy Efficiency, Clean Air Are Compatible Goals
Release Date: August 24, 2015

You can breathe easy in the net-zero energy house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). After 15 months of monitoring, researchers report that even with its airtight … more

Who, What, WHEN: Determining the Age of Fingerprints
Release Date: August 24, 2015

Watch the imprint of a tire track in soft mud, and it will slowly blur, the ridges of the pattern gradually flowing into the valleys. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST Hosts 2015 Cybersecurity Innovation Forum, Sept. 9-11 in D.C.
Release Date: August 17, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host the 2015 Cybersecurity Innovation Forum on Sept. 9 to 11, 2015, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, … more

NCCoE Seeks Vendors to Develop Model Systems for Controlling Access to IT Assets
Release Date: August 14, 2015

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is seeking collaborators to provide products and technical expertise on three projects to help organizations improve their cybersecurity. The … more

OSAC Launches Monthly Newsletter
Release Date: August 13, 2015

The Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) is launching a monthly newsletter to communicate OSAC program status, activities, accomplishments, and opportunities for … more

NIST Posts 5-Year Strategic Plan for Measurement Research and Services in Materials, Chemical and Biological Sciences
Release Date: August 13, 2015

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have mapped out a plan for the NIST Material Measurement Laboratory, the unit responsible for the measurement science and … more

Interagency Report Advocates Support for International Cybersecurity Standardization
Release Date: August 11, 2015

A new draft report by an interagency working group lays out objectives and recommendations for enhancing the U.S. government's coordination and participation in the development and use of … more

NIST Teams with Industry and Academia to Tackle Next-Generation Wireless Channel Challenges
Release Date: August 11, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has formed an international alliance with about a dozen telecommunications companies and universities to model and measure wireless … more

NIST Method for Spotting Quantum Dots Could Help Make High-Performance Nanophotonic Devices
Release Date: August 10, 2015

Life may be as unpredictable as a box of chocolates, but ideally, you always know what you’re going to get from a quantum dot. A quantum dot should produce one, and only one, photon—the smallest … more

U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce Name Six Experts as New Members of National Commission on Forensic Science
Release Date: August 6, 2015

DOJ Contact: Office of Public Affairs, 202-514-2007 The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced … more

Fueling High-Tech Growth through Minority Businesses
Release Date: August 5, 2015

MBDA Contact: Velicia D. Woods, 202-482-0491The U.S. Department of Commerce has established a new partnership between the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), the National Institute of … more

NIST Releases SHA-3 Cryptographic Hash Standard
Release Date: August 5, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the final version of its "Secure Hash Algorithm-3" standard, a next-generation tool for securing the integrity of electronic … more

New Shellfish Reference Material Will Help Monitor Oceans’ Radioactive Contamination
Release Date: August 4, 2015

A new reference material that will help laboratories accurately measure radioactive contamination in seawater is now available from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).  The … more

Nonprofit for Veterans Uses Baldrige Framework in New Baldrige Case Study
Release Date: July 29, 2015

Depicting how an innovative government organization might use the Baldrige Excellence Framework: A Systems Approach to Improving Your Organization’s Performance, the 2015 Baldrige Case Study: The … more

CNST Releases the Spring/Summer 2015 Edition of The CNST News
Release Date: July 28, 2015

  The NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) is pleased to announce the release of the Spring/Summer 2015 edition of The CNST … more

Gaily Tread the [Quantum] Measure
Release Date: July 28, 2015

Since quantum theory has been known to borrow from the arts—Murray Gell-Mann famously named "quarks" after a line from James Joyce—it's only fitting that quantum physics, in return, has been … more

Not Schrödinger’s Cat: NIST PET Phantoms Bring New Accuracy to Medical Scans
Release Date: July 28, 2015

Teaming with a medical equipment company, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated the first calibration system for positron emission tomography … more

NIST to Host First App Challenge to Improve Data Access
Release Date: July 27, 2015

Researchers looking for information on the properties of methane at high temperatures or the isotopic composition of an element know they can rely on standard reference data from the National … more

NIST Hosts September Meeting on Protecting Health Info Through HIPAA Security
Release Date: July 27, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is hosting “Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security-2015,” September 2-3, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The … more

Comments Requested on Draft Guide for Keeping Medical Information Secure on Mobile Devices
Release Date: July 23, 2015

Gaithersburg, MD — The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has released a draft for public comment of the first guide in a new series of publications that will show businesses and … more

Baldrige Helps Health Care Organizations Provide Superior Patient Experience
Release Date: July 23, 2015

A newly released study* comparing 34 U.S. health care organizations that received the Baldrige National Quality Award with their 153 geographically closest competitors found that the Baldrige Award … more

NIST Calculates High Cost of Hydrogen Pipelines, Shows How to Reduce It
Release Date: July 20, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has put firm numbers on the high costs of installing pipelines to transport hydrogen fuel—and also found a way to reduce those costs. … more

NIST Shows Organic Solar Industry Something New Under the Sun
Release Date: July 16, 2015

Hunting for the best material from which to build organic solar cells can be like seeking the proverbial haystack needle, but now scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

The Incredible Shrinking ESR Machine
Release Date: July 14, 2015

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have come up with a way to shrink a research instrument generally associated with large machines that make bulk measurements … more

NIST and NTIA Seek Industry Partners for Public Safety Communications Test Bed
Release Date: July 14, 2015

The Commerce Department’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program is signing up a new round of industry collaborators for the test bed used to evaluate advanced broadband equipment and … more

White House Fact Sheet: Administration Cybersecurity Efforts 2015
Release Date: July 9, 2015

The White House fact sheet on cybersecurity highlights five NIST efforts to improve the nation’s cybersecurity: The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), National Strategy for … more

White House Fact Sheet: Convening Manufacturing Leaders to Strengthen the Innovative Capabilities of the U.S. Supply Chain, including Small Manufacturers
Release Date: July 9, 2015

Today the White House released a fact sheet on manufacturing that highlights efforts of NIST’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership.  Investing in the strength of small manufacturing firms … more

NIST Seeks Comments on Plan to Simplify Access to Its Research Data and Publications
Release Date: July 8, 2015

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) generate data and author publications that lead to advances in diverse fields such as materials science, medicine, forensic … more

Energy Savings Performance Contract Protects Environment—and Saves Taxpayers up to $7 million
Release Date: July 6, 2015

On June 30, 2015, the Census Bureau’s National Processing Center in Jeffersonville, Indiana awarded a $120 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to Johnson Controls Government … more

NCCoE Launches Building Blocks for Email Security and PIV Credentials
Release Date: July 2, 2015

NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has proposed two new building blocks, one to help organizations improve the security of email, the other to enable mobile devices to … more

Four PML Scientists Honored
Release Date: July 1, 2015

In recent days, four scientists in the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have been recognized by scientific organizations for … more

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