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NIST’s World Trade Center Investigation
Release Date: 09/08/2006

(9/8/2006, ARCHIVE, incorporated into 9/19/2011 update ) What is NIST? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is an agency of … more

New Fact Sheet Addresses Questions on WTC Report
Release Date: 08/31/2006

When the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the final report in October 2005 from its technical investigation of the … more

Putting Search and Rescue Robots Through Their Paces
Release Date: 08/17/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology … more

NIST Can Help You 'MBARK' onto Better Biometric Systems
Release Date: 07/20/2006

Once a tool primarily used by law enforcement to help identify criminals, biometric technologies increasingly are being used by government and the … more

Commerce's NIST Sending Experts to Examine Missouri Building Collapse
Release Date: 06/27/2006

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that it is immediately sending … more

NIST’s FISMA Team Receives AFFIRM Leadership Award
Release Date: 06/22/2006

The Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM) recently awarded a team of NIST employees the Leadership in Service to the … more

NIST Reports Stricter Adherence to Standards and Codes, Recognition of Storm Surge as Keys to Minimizing Structural Damage from Hurricanes
Release Date: 06/09/2006

Performance of Physical Structures in Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita: A Reconnaissance Report (NIST Technical Note 1476) (7 mb .pdf file, … more

NIST Software Makes Fire Gear Choice Easier
Release Date: 06/08/2006

Firefighters know that protective "turnout gear" (pants and coats) can save their lives. Yet because there are several different attributes of … more

NIST Bullet Tests Make Frangibles More Tangible
Release Date: 06/08/2006

Strain waves traveling at 5,000 meters per second in the NIST Kolsky bar apparatus compress a test slice from a frangible bullet to measure the … more

Wearable Sensors to Improve Soldier Post-Action Reports
Release Date: 05/12/2006

Future combat gear may feature wearable sensors, including cameras and audio pick-ups, to enhance the soldier's "situational awareness" and … more

Urban Search and Rescue Robots Nationwide Deploy for Evaluation Exercise at Disaster City
Release Date: 03/31/2006

Ground, aerial and aquatic emergency response robots from across the country will face realistic urban search and rescue challenges April 4-6 at … more

Fire Panel Changes Offer Real-Time Fire Status Data
Release Date: 02/02/2006

Fire panels, or “annunciators,” are electronic devices that display data on building conditions in one easily accessible location. When used by … more

NIST Assists with Testing Crash Avoidance System
Release Date: 12/01/2005

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are assisting the Department of Transportation (DOT) by developing tests … more

NIST Urges Implementation of Recommendations from World Trade Center Investigation Final Towers Report Released Today at Congressional Hearing
Release Date: 10/26/2005

WASHINGTON, D.C.— William Jeffrey, director of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), today called … more

NIST Coordinates Study of Hurricane Structure Damage
Release Date: 10/20/2005

On Oct. 13, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced that it has deployed the first of three teams of technical experts … more

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