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From helping to develop technologies that detect explosives and locate survivors in a collapsed building to video software that identifies criminals and high endurance building materials, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is working to keep people safe.

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Programs and Projects
Development of NIST Standard Reference Materials for Trace Explosives Detection

As part of a multiyear interagency agreement between NIST and the Office of Standards of the Department of Homeland Security, NIST is developing a … more

Support of Industry Compliance with the EU Directive on Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS)

The Chemical Sciences Division is involved in development of standards and reference materials for restricted hazardous substances through … more

Support of the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 – Lead in Paint on Toys

After enactment of the CPSIA, a collaboration was established between the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and NIST for the purpose of … more

Cyber-Physical Systems for Global Cities Project

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) provide cities with a pathway to enhance and integrate key infrastructures and systems to dramatically improve … more

Cyber-Physical Systems Testbed Design Concepts Project

A key challenge to progress in cyber-physical systems (CPS) is the lack of robust platforms for experiment and testing, which NIST is addressing … more

Reference Architecture for Cyber-Physical Systems Project

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are smart systems that include engineered interacting networks of physical and computational components. CPS and … more

Manufacturing Robotics Testbed

TThe NIST manufacturing robotics test bed consists of several labs located in three buildings on the main NIST campus. Combined, these serve as a … more

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