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Upgraded Software Makes ID Verification Testing Easier
Release Date: 08/30/2007

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released an improved version of its Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Data … more

Workshop Focuses on Digital Exchange of Biometric Info
Release Date: 08/16/2007

“America’s Most Wanted” meets Web 2.0 as researchers develop an additional implementation of a data format that allows disparate law enforcement … more

Comments Sought on New Security Publications
Release Date: 08/03/2007

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released three draft Special Publications (SP) documents for public comment. … more

New Tools to Help Configure Secure Operating Systems
Release Date: 08/03/2007

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is making available “virtual machine images” of secure configurations of the Microsoft … more

Tailoring Computer Security for Industrial Controls
Release Date: 07/20/2007

Electricity, power, water, communications, waste treatment—we call the facilities that supply these services our “critical” infrastructures … more

Evaluations Aim to Advance Translation Technology
Release Date: 07/20/2007

Wartime military patrols and civilian encounters can be especially dangerous if neither group understands the other’s language. To help American … more

Computer Guide May Boost Security Testing Efficiency
Release Date: 06/08/2007

Providing strong security for complex federal information systems is a challenging job. But now there’s a new version of a draft guide* for … more

New Quantum Key System Combines Speed, Distance
Release Date: 06/08/2007

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built a prototype high-speed quantum key distribution (QKD) system, … more

Fiftieth Anniversary of First Digital Image Marked
Release Date: 05/24/2007

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NIST Issues Guidelines for Ensuring RFID Security
Release Date: 04/26/2007

Gaithersburg, MD – Retailers, manufacturers, hospitals, federal agencies and other organizations planning to use radio frequency identification … more

NIST Issues Draft IPv6 Technical Profile
Release Date: 02/01/2007

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) yesterday issued a draft profile that will assist federal agencies in developing plans … more

Participants Wanted for 2007 Text Retrieval Trials
Release Date: 12/21/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking participants for its upcoming Text Retrieval Conference—TREC 2007. Since … more

Tool Helps Write Rules for XML Communication
Release Date: 12/21/2006

If you have done an Internet search, bought anything from a Web site or subscribed to a news alert service, chances are you used a special … more

December 21, 2006
Release Date: 12/21/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued a revised version of Recommended Security Controls for Federal Information … more

December Workshop Focuses on Advancing Telemedicine
Release Date: 11/22/2006

Telemedicine, the electronic exchange of medical information, can have a tremendous impact on the accessibility, quality and cost of healthcare. … more

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