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Video of Measurement Science and Standards in Forensic Firearms Analysis Now Available
Release Date: 10/12/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in collaboration with The Association of Firearm and Tool Mark Examiners (AFTE) and the … more

NIST Selects Winner of Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-3) Competition
Release Date: 10/02/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced the winner of its five-year competition to select a new cryptographic … more

November Symposium Focuses on Forensics at NIST
Release Date: 10/02/2012

The link between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and forensic science dates back to 1913 when the agency’s predecessor, … more

Three Experts Named to Earthquake Advisory Board
Release Date: 10/02/2012

Three earthquake authorities from academia and the private sector have been appointed by Patrick Gallagher, Under Secretary of Commerce for … more

Register For Forensics@NIST
Release Date: 09/19/2012

  Online registration is now open for Forensics@NIST 2012, a three-day symposium on cutting-edge forensic science research being performed at … more

Shelling Out Evidence: NIST Ballistic Standard Helps Tie Guns to Criminals
Release Date: 08/08/2012

Thanks to a new reference standard developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), law enforcement agencies will have an … more

NIST Official Testifies on Threat Detection Science for National Security
Release Date: 07/25/2012

On July 19, 2012, Richard Cavanagh, Director of the Office of Special Programs at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), … more

New SRM for Bullet Casings
Release Date: 07/23/2012


NIST Releases Test Framework for Upgrading Smart Electrical Meters
Release Date: 07/11/2012

Next-generation "smart" electrical meters for residential and commercial buildings will have computerized operating systems just as laptops or … more

Live Fire Tests with FDNY Will Guide Improvements in Fire Department Tactics
Release Date: 07/11/2012

In the name of science, but with aim of saving lives, preventing injuries and reducing property losses, members of the New York City Fire … more

Measurement Science and Standards in Forensics Firearms Analysis Conference
Release Date: 07/09/2012

  The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in more

NIST Will Hold ‘Big Data’ Workshop June 13-14, 2012
Release Date: 06/12/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is hosting a workshop on the use of "big data" —a term referring to massive amounts of … more

Forensics@NIST 2012
Release Date: 06/04/2012

On November 28 – 30, 2012, OLES will be hosting Forensics@NIST 2012 , a symposium for industry, government, and academic representatives to learn … more

New NIST SRM Supports the Fight Against Terrorist Bombings
Release Date: 05/29/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a new standard reference material (SRM) to aid in the detection of two … more

Improving Safety Measures and Measures of Safety for World Metrology Day 2012
Release Date: 05/17/2012

World Metrology Day celebrates the signing of the Treaty of the Meter on May 20, 1875.* By signing the treaty, representatives from 17 nations, … more

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