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Displaying news from April 01, 2014 To June 30, 2014

NIST Helps Cancer Treatment Drugs Get Past Their Sticking Point
Release Date: April 22, 2014

Potentially valuable drugs slowed down by sticky molecules may get another shot at success. Joint research by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Genentech, the University of … more

New Online Course Based on NIST Research Highlights Insights on Modern Firefighting
Release Date: April 22, 2014

A new, free, online course offered by the UL Firefighter Safety Research Institute (FSRI) highlights the tactical application of nearly two decades of research at the National Institute of … more

NIST Seeks Applicants to Join Forensic Science Committees
Release Date: April 22, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is accepting applications from members of the forensic science, criminal justice and academic research communities to serve on a new … more

Free NIST Web-Based Program Manages the App Vetting Workflow
Release Date: April 22, 2014

The first open source web application for managing the mobile app vetting process is available for free from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).Because mobile "apps" on smart … more

NIST Brings ASEAN Leaders Together to Focuses on Standards and Conformity Assessment
Release Date: April 22, 2014

On March 24-27, 2014, leaders in standards and conformity assessment from the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) came to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in … more

NIST Conference Will Explore the Role of New Information Systems in Organizations, May 22, 2014
Release Date: April 22, 2014

Computers were once "just" tools to improve worker productivity, now information systems are recognized as an essential component of a successful organization. The best example is the rise of … more

NIST Removes Cryptography Algorithm from Random Number Generator Recommendations
Release Date: April 21, 2014

Following a public comment period and review, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has removed a cryptographic algorithm from its draft guidance on random number generators. … more

Executives Embark on Year-Long Fellowship
Release Date: April 17, 2014

Embarking on a year-long fellowship to dialogue on all aspects of leadership and how it relates to a visionary focus, operational intelligence, engagement, and sustainability, fourteen executives … more

Graduating Baldrige Fellows Vow to Continue Peer Engagement
Release Date: April 16, 2014

The Baldrige Program is proud to announce the completion of the year-long Baldrige Executive Fellows Program by ten senior leaders exploring all aspects of leadership through the lens of the … more

NIST Requests Comments on Smart Grid Framework Update
Release Date: April 16, 2014

The primary guiding document for creating the next-generation "smart" energy grid is getting its first major update in two years. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is … more

NIST Researchers Honored with Presidential Award
Release Date: April 15, 2014

Three National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers were among those honored April 14, 2014, at a White House reception as winners of Presidential Early Career Awards. The award … more

Baldrige Program Named Top Leadership Developer in Government
Release Date: April 14, 2014

The Baldrige Performance Excellence Program has received the first place award in the government and military category of the Leadership 500 Excellence Awards, an annual recognition of the world's … more

Calling Forensic Scientists: Apply Now to Join the NIST Organization of Scientific Area Committees
Release Date: April 11, 2014

The application process for positions in the new NIST Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) is now open. NIST is welcoming members of the forensic science, criminal justice and … more

SSM Health Care Leader Receives Baldrige Foundation Award
Release Date: April 10, 2014

At a ceremony during the Baldrige Program's Quest for Excellence Conference® in Baltimore, Sister Mary Jean Ryan, board chair of SSM Health Care (SSMHC), received the Harry S. Hertz Leadership … more

Now You See It: Electromagnetically Induced Transparency in a Silicon Nitride Optomechanical Crystal
Release Date: April 9, 2014

Researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST) have observed electromagnetically induced transparency at room temperature and atmospheric pressure in a silicon nitride … more

Take F2: NIST's Latest, Most Accurate Time Standard Debuts
Release Date: April 8, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has officially launched a new atomic clock, called NIST-F2, to serve as a new U.S. civilian time and frequency standard, along with the … more

No Compromises: JILA's Short, Flexible, Reusable AFM Probe
Release Date: April 8, 2014

JILA researchers have engineered a short, flexible, reusable probe for the atomic force microscope (AFM) that enables state-of-the-art precision and stability in picoscale force measurements. … more

NIST Advisory Committee 2013 Annual Report Highlights Cybersecurity and Manufacturing
Release Date: April 8, 2014

The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has sent its 2013 annual report to Congress. The committee focused its primary … more

President Obama, Secretary Pritzker Honor 2013 Baldrige Award Recipients
Release Date: April 8, 2014

In a letter honoring 2013 Baldrige Award recipients Pewaukee School District and Sutter Davis Hospital, President Barack Obama wrote, When our organizations maximize efficiency, enhance services … more

Save the Date for Mobile Forensics Workshop 2014
Release Date: April 8, 2014

Join digital evidence experts from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and partners for the NIST Mobile Forensics Workshop and Webcast on June 18, 2014. There is no cost to … more

Graphene Carrier Density
Release Date: April 7, 2014

Configuration of the QHE device showing dimensions. The blue-gray rectangle in the center is the open face of the Hall bar. The locations of graphene components are outlined by white lines. … more

Commerce Secretary Pritzker Honors Two Organizations with the 2013 Baldrige Award
Release Date: April 7, 2014

On April 6, 2014, U.S. Commerce Department Secretary Penny Pritzker presented two U.S. organizations with the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's highest honor for organizational … more

New Data Analysis Finds Baldrige Framework Improves Management
Release Date: April 4, 2014

A recent study, "Insights from the Baldrige Award Item-Level Applicant Scoring Data," found strong evidence of scoring reliability as well as validity in the use of the Baldrige Criteria for … more

NIST Launches a New U.S. Time Standard: NIST-F2 Atomic Clock
Release Date: April 3, 2014

NIST-F2 Atomic Clock News Briefing: Opening Statement by Tom O’Brian, Chief, Time and Frequency Division Opening Statement by Steve Jefferts, NIST Project Leader, Primary Frequency StandardsWebinar … more

NIST's Simple Microfluidic Devices Now Have Valves
Release Date: April 2, 2014

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have added yet another innovation—miniature valves—to their ever-growing collection of inexpensive, easy-to-manufacture and … more