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Software and Systems Division


The mission of the Software and Systems Division (SSD) is to work with industry, academia and other government agencies to accelerate the development and adoption of correct, reliable, testable software, leading to increased trust and confidence in deployed software; promulgate methods to develop better standards and testing tools for today's software infrastructures and tomorrow's next-generation software systems; advance the state of the art of software testing by developing scientifically rigorous, breakthrough techniques to automatically generate tests that are cheaper to develop and more comprehensive; lead efforts for conformance testing, especially at the early stage of standards development; develop integrated test environments to coalesce systems; facilitates the transfer of these activities and technologies into national infrastructures and commercial sectors." -- SSD Division Chief


Articles of interest....

National Institute of Standards and Technology Seeks Input Following APCO Workshop on App Security Requirements, APCO International, August 8, 2014

An Interview with John Garguilo, NIST: Advancing Interoperability, June 22, 2014, 24x7 Magazine

Catching Criminal Behavior on Cutting-Edge Devices, Signal Online, Magazine, June 11, 2014

NIST Updating Mobile Forensics Guidance: Significant Tech Changes Challenge Forensic Examiners, Bank Info Security, June 10, 2014 (NOTE: NEW Guidelines on Mobile Device Forensics released May 2014)

NSRL Honored,NIST Digital Forensic Resource Honored with a National Innovation Award, May 15, 2014

Workshop to Identify Initial Public Safety Security Requirements for Mobile Apps, Orlando, FL, February 25, 2014.

Computer Forensic Investigators Rely on the NIST Software Library, (pgs. 6-7) Evidence Technology Magazine, Jan/Feb 2014

NIST Forensic Science Efforts Take Center Stage in Seattle, February 18-22, 2014

Connectathon takes new direction, Healthcare IT News, January 31, 2014

Conferences and Events


Eric Simmon, interviewed for FCW: article: Simple advice for tackling the complexity of cloud.

The NSRL and CFTT projects are discussed in an article in FedScoop.

Eric Simmon, Systems Expert for the NIST Cloud Computing Program, participated in the show, "Building the Hybrid Cloud", Federal News Radio, July 30, 2014

John Messina, Senior Member of the Cloud Computing Program at NIST discusses "The Beneficial Roles of Standards in Cloud Computing"

Ram Sriram to give the keynote speech at the Internet of Things 2014 Conference, entitled, "Smart Networked Systems and Societies: Towards Smart Healthcare," October, 8, 2014, Cambridge, MA.

Revised Guidelines on Mobile Device Forensics released May 2014


General Information:
Ram Sriram, Division Chief
301-975-3262 Telephone
301-975-6097 Facsimile

100 Bureau Drive, M/S 8970
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8970