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The Advanced Network Technologies Division works as a partner with the information technology industry to improve the quality, reliability, resilience, robustness, manageability, security, and interoperability of networked systems. As part of the nation's Metrology Laboratory, the Advanced Network Technologies Division conducts research and provides test, measurement, and quality assurance techniques, tools, models, and reference data for emerging network technologies, and develops, demonstrates, and promotes these technologies through reference implementations, test beds, guidelines, and standards.
One focus area is to develop Measurement Science for Complex Information Systems. We are developing modeling and analysis methods to understand relationships among parameters and responses in large distributed systems, such as communications networks, computing grids, and service-oriented architectures.
A second focus area is communication networks for Smart Grid. ANTD contributes to the NIST Smart Grid activities by leading the Priority Action Plans related to networking.