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Displaying news from January 01, 2003 To December 31, 2003

Governor Ehrlich Announces Technology Partnership with the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Release Date: December 18, 2003

GAITHERSBURG, MD (December 18, 2003) - Governor Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr. today announced that the State of Maryland signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Commerce Department’s National … more

106 Local Residents Earn DOC, NIST Awards
Release Date: December 9, 2003

In ceremonies held on Dec. 5, 2003, at the U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC), Commerce Secretary Don Evans presented 47 local area staff members of the National Institute of Standards and … more

Commerce’s NIST Updates Progress of World Trade Center Investigation
Release Date: December 2, 2003

Access to All Essential Data Has Been Obtained The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has obtained access to all of the essential information needed for … more

President and Commerce Secretary Announce Recipients of Nation’s Highest Honor in Quality and Performance Excellence
Release Date: November 25, 2003

President George W. Bush and Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans today announced seven organizations as recipients of the 2003 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation’s highest honor for … more

Commerce’s NIST Asks Public for Information on Rhode Island Nightclub Fire
Release Date: November 25, 2003

Remarks by James Hill, Acting Director, Building and Fire Research Laboratory Remarks by William Grosshandler, Lead Investigator, Rhode Island Nighclub fire (PDF-requires Adobe Reader) Video … more

NIST/University of Colorado Researchers Create Bose-Einstein "Super Molecule"
Release Date: November 20, 2003

A super-cold collection of molecules behaving in perfect unison has been created for the first time from a sea of “fermion” atoms by researchers at JILA, a joint institute of the Department of … more

NIST Calls for Comments on Draft of Federal Computer Security Controls Guidelines
Release Date: November 3, 2003

Computer scientists at the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today released an initial public draft of NIST Special Publication 800-53, Recommended … more

Agreements to Facilitate NIST WTC Investigation
Release Date: October 31, 2003

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced that it has reached an agreement with the City of New York (NYC) that will allow NIST to review … more

NIST and CU-Boulder Physicist Deborah Jin Wins 2003 MacArthur Fellowship ‘Genius Grant’ is Worth $500,000 to Researcher
Release Date: October 6, 2003

Physicist Deborah Jin in her laboratory at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Colorado, Boulder. © Geoffrey Wheeler For a … more

Tiny "Test Tubes" May Aid Pharmaceutical R&D
Release Date: September 26, 2003

Top: Fluorescent images show two liposomes, one filled with dye and another filled with calcium ions. Bottom: After fusing, the contents of the liposomes mix and react producing an … more

NIST Details First-Person Data Collection Projects for WTC Investigation
Release Date: September 17, 2003

Commerce Agency Needs Participation from Survivors, First-Responders and Families of Victims At a press briefing in New York City today, the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards … more

Commerce’s NIST Announces 44 New Advanced Technology Program Awards
Release Date: September 10, 2003

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced 44 new awards from its Advanced Technology Program (ATP). The funding will assist 35 companies … more

Furlani Named NIST CIO
Release Date: September 2, 2003

Cita Furlani has been named chief information officer (CIO) for the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) by NIST Director Arden Bement Jr. She has been … more

Stanley Named to Head NIST’s Advanced Technology Program
Release Date: September 2, 2003

Marc G. Stanley has been selected to lead the Advanced Technology Program (ATP) at the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) by NIST Director Arden Bement. … more

Novel Zigzag Shape Gives Sensors Magnetic Appeal
Release Date: August 27, 2003

The graphic aboves shows how the direction of magnetization within a NIST zigzag magnetic sensor follows the shape of the device. The green and orange areas of the sensors act like tiny bar … more

Commerce’s NIST Receives Valuable Chemical Data from Dow $5 Million Gift to Aid U.S. Chemical Research and Manufacturing
Release Date: July 31, 2003

As part of an effort to improve the quality of chemical information available to U.S. researchers, manufacturers, students and others, Dow Chemical Co. has donated an extensive collection of … more

Cooperative Research and Development Agreement Among The National Institute of Standards and Technology, The University of Maryland, College Park, MD, and [Corporation]
Release Date: July 16, 2003

Article 1. INTRODUCTION This Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), effective upon the date executed by the last party to sign (“Effective Date”), is entered into by and between … more

Memorandum of Understanding Between The National Institute of Standards and Technology and The University of Maryland, College Park, MD for Cooperative Research
Release Date: July 16, 2003

This Memorandum of Understanding, effective upon the date of execution by the last party to sign (“Effective Date”), is entered into by and between the University of Maryland (“UM”), a public … more

NIST, University of Maryland Agree to Broadly Expand Collaborations
Release Date: July 16, 2003

Arden L. Bement, director of the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology, and C.D. Mote, president of the University of Maryland, College Park, today signed an … more

Ultracold Molecules Pave Way for Quantum “Super Molecule” Achievement Could Improve Understanding of Superconductivity
Release Date: July 2, 2003

Physicist Deborah Jin in her laboratory at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the University of Colorado, Boulder. © Geoffrey Wheeler A team … more

NIST Puts New Testing Device to Work on Recovered WTC Steel Shows How Steel Responds to High Stress, High Temperature
Release Date: June 25, 2003

A new instrument at the National Institute of Standards and Technology that operates like an air-powered battering ram has been pressed into service to study steel salvaged from the World Trade … more

NIST Selects New Chief of National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program
Release Date: June 10, 2003

Warren Merkel, a laboratory-testing and accreditation authority with public and private-sector experience, has been chosen to lead the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) at … more

Baldrige Index Beaten by S&P 500 After Nine Winning Years
Release Date: May 15, 2003

For the first time since the study began in 1995, the “Baldrige Index” has under- performed the Standard & Poor’s 500. The Baldrige Index is a fictitious stock fund made up of publicly traded … more

NIST Names Two Additional Experts to National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee
Release Date: April 28, 2003

Two additional building and fire experts have been appointed by Arden Bement Jr., director of the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to serve on the … more

First Meeting of National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee to Be Held April 29
Release Date: April 15, 2003

The first meeting of the National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee will be held at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md., April 29, … more

Taming the Qubit
Release Date: April 10, 2003

The trouble with qubits is they don't always behave. Scientists are, however, learning to control these weird "quantum bits," particles that someday may store and process data in ultrafast … more

Arden Bement Statement on WTC Investigation
Release Date: April 9, 2003

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today outlined its plans to conduct a series of interviews that will provide key data on occupant behavior, egress … more

Bailey Appointed Director of Commerce's NIST Boulder Labs
Release Date: April 7, 2003

Zelda Chapman Bailey, a career government employee who has held increasingly responsible positions with the U.S. Geological Survey and the National Park Service, has been appointed director of the … more

Public Safety Studies on Evacuation of World Trade Center to be Announced at April 8 Community Forum
Release Date: March 24, 2003

Forum Sponsored by the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and The New York Academy of Medicine Scientific investigators from Columbia University, the New York City Department of … more

Commerce's NIST Names National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee
Release Date: March 20, 2003

Eight prominent building and fire experts have been appointed by Arden Bement Jr., director of the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to serve on the … more

Commerce's NIST Reports Significant Advances Made in Facial Recognition Technology
Release Date: March 13, 2003

Computers have become much more adept at “recognizing” human faces during the past two years, states a report released today by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and … more

Six Federal Agencies to Help Open the ‘GATE’ to Enhanced Manufacturing R&D
Release Date: March 5, 2003

Six federal agencies involved in manufacturing research and development (R&D) have launched a major effort to improve the exchange of information about their technical programs, and collaborate … more

Commerce's NIST Launches Investigation into Rhode Island Nightclub Fire
Release Date: February 27, 2003

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today launched an investigation into the tragic fire of Feb. 20, 2003, at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I. … more

Commerce's NIST to Send Fire and Safety Experts to Rhode Island Fire Scene
Release Date: February 21, 2003

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is sending fire and safety experts to W. Warwick, RI, to gather information and evaluate the February 20, 2003 tragic … more

NIST: Both Fingerprints, Facial Recognition Needed to Protect U.S. Borders
Release Date: February 11, 2003

Commerce Agency Recommends 'Dual Approach' as Best Option A dual approach that employs both fingerprint and facial recognition technology is the best option for a biometric system that would make … more

President's FY 2004 Budget Seeks a Half Billion in Funding for the Commerce Department's Technology Administration
Release Date: February 3, 2003

Budget Reflects President's Commitment to Economic Growth and Homeland Security More on FY 2004 budget request President Bush's fiscal year (FY) 2004 budget request for the Commerce … more

Satellite Measures Sun's True Power
Release Date: January 27, 2003

Scientists expect to gain important information about the sun's effect on the Earth's atmosphere and climate from sophisticated instruments—all calibrated by NIST or relying on components measured … more

2003 Baldrige Performance Excellence Criteria Challenge CEOs to Be 'Chief Ethical Officers'
Release Date: January 13, 2003

Criteria Support President's Effort to Promote Corporate Responsibility Responsibility for corporate stewardship and ethical business practices starts at the top with an organization's chief … more