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Conference to Highlight New Biometric Technologies
Release Date: 08/26/2005

The Biometrics Consortium Conference 2005 will address the latest trends in research, development, testing and application of biometric … more

Guidelines Issued for Certifying, Accrediting PIV Card Issuers
Release Date: 08/10/2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed guidelines for federal agencies to use in planning and designing … more

First Large-Scale Evaluation of Iris Recognition Under Way
Release Date: 08/10/2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that it is running the Iris Challenge Evaluation (ICE), the first … more

Comprehensive Database of Computer Vulnerabilities Now Available
Release Date: 08/10/2005

Cyber attackers are constantly scanning the Internet looking for vulnerabilities in computer systems that will enable them to take control and use … more

NIST Demonstrates Better Memory with Quantum Computer Bits
Release Date: 08/10/2005

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used charged atoms (ions) to demonstrate a quantum physics version of … more

Usability Standard Achieves International Status
Release Date: 07/26/2005

Software that is poorly designed, inappropriate for specific tasks or just difficult to use can be frustrating, unproductive and costly for both … more

Draft Guidelines Released for IT Security Controls
Release Date: 07/26/2005

To help federal agencies comply with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002, the National Institute of Standards and … more

Comments Sought on Draft Federal IT Security StandardComments Sought on Draft Federal IT Security Standard
Release Date: 07/26/2005

To help federal agencies improve their information technology security and comply with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of … more

Commerce’s NIST Seeks Comments on Draft Information Security Standard
Release Date: 07/15/2005

Publication Provides Minimum Security Requirements for Federal Agencies GAITHERSBURG, Md.—Computer scientists at the U.S. Commerce Department’s … more

Submissions Requested for Crypto Hash Workshop
Release Date: 06/30/2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is soliciting papers, presentations and other submissions for a workshop on Oct. 31-Nov. … more

NIST to Accredit Voting Systems Test Labs
Release Date: 06/30/2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has established a program for accrediting laboratories that will test voting systems and … more

NIST Outlines Support for Health IT Initiative
Release Date: 06/30/2005

President Bush has set a goal of widespread adoption of electronic health records within 10 years so that health information will follow patients … more

Software Advance Helps Computers Act Logically
Release Date: 06/16/2005

Computers just respond to commands, never "thinking" about the consequences. A new software language, however, promises to enable computers to … more

NIST Withdraws Outdated Data Encryption Standard
Release Date: 06/02/2005

Secretary of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez recently approved the withdrawal of the Data Encryption Standard (Federal Information Processing Standard … more

NIST Photon Detectors Have Record Efficiency
Release Date: 06/02/2005

Sensors that detect and count single photons, the smallest quantities of light, with 88 percent efficiency have been demonstrated by physicists at … more

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