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Electronic Methods Potentially Secure for Sending Blank Ballots Overseas; Serious Issues Remain for Receiving Votes -- NIST Report Identifies Security Threats and Potential Controls for Overseas Voting
Release Date: 12/23/2008

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—Electronic technologies could be deployed immediately and reliably to augment slower postal mail for distributing ballots to … more

NIST Posts 51 Entries for New Hash Algorithm Competition
Release Date: 12/23/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced the first-round candidates for its open cryptographic competition to … more

NIST Report Identifies Security Threats, Possible Controls for Overseas Voting
Release Date: 12/23/2008

Electronic technologies could be deployed immediately and reliably to augment slower postal mail for distributing ballots to U.S. citizens living … more

Belgium to Host First Conference for New Hash Algorithm Competition
Release Date: 12/09/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced the first conference on an open cryptographic competition to select a new … more

Sevenfold Accuracy Improvement for 3-D 'Virtual Reality' Labs
Release Date: 12/09/2008

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed software that improves the accuracy of the tracking devices … more

Saying ‘Cheese’ for More Effective Border Security
Release Date: 11/25/2008

A graphical overlay can improve the quality of facial images obtained by facial recognition systems. Credit: NIST View hi-resolution image Facial … more

NIST Receives 64 Submissions for New ‘Hash’ Algorithm
Release Date: 11/12/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has received a total of 64 submissions for a competition to develop a new cryptographic … more

First Tunable, ‘Noiseless’ Amplifier May Boost Quantum Computing, Communications
Release Date: 10/14/2008

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and JILA, a joint institute of NIST and the University of Colorado (CU) … more

Updated Specification Issued for PIV Card Implementations
Release Date: 10/14/2008

This smart chip on a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card holds two fingerprint biometrics, a unique number that identifies the individual … more

JILA Scientists Create First Dense Gas of Ultracold ‘Polar’ Molecules
Release Date: 10/01/2008

Scientists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado at Boulder … more

New Profile Lays Out Roadmap, Standards for Government Use of IPv6
Release Date: 09/16/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published version 1 of a standards profile to support government agencies as they … more

Upgraded Vulnerability Database Enables Advances in Security Automation
Release Date: 09/16/2008

Facilitating efforts to automate important computer security tasks, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has upgraded the … more

Biometric Consortium Conference 2008 Will Be Held Sept. 23-25
Release Date: 09/03/2008

The Biometric Consortium Conference 2008, to be held in Tampa, Fla., Sept. 23-25, will focus on biometric technologies for homeland security, … more

NIST To Host 4th Security Automation Conference and Workshop
Release Date: 09/03/2008

From Sept. 22-25, 2008, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host a conference and accompanying workshops demonstrating … more

NIST Requests Comments on Next Generation C/A Process for Information Systems
Release Date: 08/19/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released for public review and comment a major revision to its security … more

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