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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NIST Withdraws Outdated Data Encryption Standard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

Software Addresses Terrorist Building Threats
Release Date: 06/02/2005

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) economists have released risk assessment software that building owners and managers can use … more

Quantum Computing Results May Help in Code Breaking
Release Date: 05/18/2005

This colorized image shows the fluorescence from three trapped beryllium ions illuminated with an ultraviolet laser beam. Black and blue areas … more

NIST Issues Final Guidelines on Computer Security Controls for Federal Systems
Release Date: 02/28/2005

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today released its final version of recommended security controls … more

NIST Demonstrates Data ‘Repair Kit’ for Quantum Computers
Release Date: 12/01/2004

NIST physicists Dietrich Leibfried and David Wineland in the laboratory where they have developed a method for correcting data handling errors for … more

New System ‘Sees’ Crimes on Audiotape
Release Date: 10/26/2004

The Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a real-time magnetic imaging system that enables … more

NIST Study Shows Computerized Fingerprint Matching Is Highly Accurate
Release Date: 07/06/2004

Computerized systems that automatically match fingerprints have become so sophisticated that the best of them are accurate more than 99 percent of … more

NIST Calls for Comments on Draft of Federal Computer Security Controls Guidelines
Release Date: 11/03/2003

Computer scientists at the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today released an initial public draft of … more

Commerce's NIST Reports Significant Advances Made in Facial Recognition Technology
Release Date: 03/13/2003

Computers have become much more adept at “recognizing” human faces during the past two years, states a report released today by the Commerce … more

NIST: Both Fingerprints, Facial Recognition Needed to Protect U.S. Borders
Release Date: 02/11/2003

Commerce Agency Recommends 'Dual Approach' as Best Option A dual approach that employs both fingerprint and facial recognition technology is the … more

New Commerce Guidelines to Help Protect Against Cyberattacks
Release Date: 10/29/2002

Federal Agencies, Military and Private Sector to Benefit from NIST Procedures Federal agencies now have a systematic way to evaluate their … more

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