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NIST to Host First App Challenge to Improve Data Access
Release Date: July 27, 2015

Researchers looking for information on the properties of methane at high temperatures or the isotopic composition of an element know they can rely on standard reference data from the National … more

NIST Hosts September Meeting on Protecting Health Info Through HIPAA Security
Release Date: July 27, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is hosting “Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security-2015,” September 2-3, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The … more

Comments Requested on Draft Guide for Keeping Medical Information Secure on Mobile Devices
Release Date: July 23, 2015

Gaithersburg, MD — The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has released a draft for public comment of the first guide in a new series of publications that will show businesses and … more

Baldrige Helps Health Care Organizations Provide Superior Patient Experience
Release Date: July 23, 2015

A newly released study* comparing 34 U.S. health care organizations that received the Baldrige National Quality Award with their 153 geographically closest competitors found that the Baldrige Award … more

NIST Calculates High Cost of Hydrogen Pipelines, Shows How to Reduce It
Release Date: July 20, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has put firm numbers on the high costs of installing pipelines to transport hydrogen fuel—and also found a way to reduce those costs. … more

NIST Shows Organic Solar Industry Something New Under the Sun
Release Date: July 16, 2015

Hunting for the best material from which to build organic solar cells can be like seeking the proverbial haystack needle, but now scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

The Incredible Shrinking ESR Machine
Release Date: July 14, 2015

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have come up with a way to shrink a research instrument generally associated with large machines that make bulk measurements … more

NIST and NTIA Seek Industry Partners for Public Safety Communications Test Bed
Release Date: July 14, 2015

The Commerce Department’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program is signing up a new round of industry collaborators for the test bed used to evaluate advanced broadband equipment and … more

White House Fact Sheet: Administration Cybersecurity Efforts 2015
Release Date: July 9, 2015

The White House fact sheet on cybersecurity highlights five NIST efforts to improve the nation’s cybersecurity: The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE), National Strategy for … more

White House Fact Sheet: Convening Manufacturing Leaders to Strengthen the Innovative Capabilities of the U.S. Supply Chain, including Small Manufacturers
Release Date: July 9, 2015

Today the White House released a fact sheet on manufacturing that highlights efforts of NIST’s Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership.  Investing in the strength of small manufacturing firms … more

NIST Seeks Comments on Plan to Simplify Access to Its Research Data and Publications
Release Date: July 8, 2015

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) generate data and author publications that lead to advances in diverse fields such as materials science, medicine, forensic … more

Energy Savings Performance Contract Protects Environment—and Saves Taxpayers up to $7 million
Release Date: July 6, 2015

On June 30, 2015, the Census Bureau’s National Processing Center in Jeffersonville, Indiana awarded a $120 million Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) to Johnson Controls Government … more

NCCoE Launches Building Blocks for Email Security and PIV Credentials
Release Date: July 2, 2015

NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has proposed two new building blocks, one to help organizations improve the security of email, the other to enable mobile devices to … more

Four PML Scientists Honored
Release Date: July 1, 2015

In recent days, four scientists in the Physical Measurement Laboratory (PML) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have been recognized by scientific organizations for … more

Ultra-stable JILA Microscopy Technique Tracks Tiny Objects for Hours
Release Date: June 30, 2015

JILA researchers have designed a microscope instrument so stable that it can accurately measure the 3D movement of individual molecules over many hours—hundreds of times longer than the current … more

Progress Report with Photos: Restoration of NIST’s Million-Pound Deadweight Machine
Release Date: June 30, 2015

A restored component of the million-pound deadweight machine being returned to NIST in June. Restoration is well underway for NIST’s 4.45-million newton (equivalent to one million … more

NIST ‘How-To’ Website Documents Procedures for Nano-EHS Research and Testing
Release Date: June 30, 2015

As engineered nanomaterials increasingly find their way into commercial products, researchers who study the potential environmental or health impacts of those materials face a growing challenge to … more

Today, Pause for a Second
Release Date: June 30, 2015

For the great majority of human history, the earth's rotation—the apparent motion of the sun and stars across the sky—kept time far more precisely than any human-made clock. But the invention of … more

NIST Taps Experts in Business Continuity, Network Disaster Recovery for Community Resilience Efforts
Release Date: June 30, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has named experts in business continuity planning and the post-disaster recovery of telecommunication networks to serve as NIST Disaster … more

Interface Engineering Leads to Advances in Organic Spintronics
Release Date: June 30, 2015

Sujitra Pookpanratana applies the organic monolayers onto the cobalt surfaces to tune the magnetic properties of the Co-molecule interface. Spintronics is an emerging field of electronics … more

NIST Group Maps Distribution of Carbon Nanotubes in Composite Materials
Release Date: June 29, 2015

Despite their small size and simple structure, carbon nanotubes—essentially sheets of graphene rolled up into straws—have all sorts of potentially useful properties. Still, while their promise … more

NIST-led Effort Yields New International Standard for Dynamic Liquid Measuring Systems
Release Date: June 26, 2015

Milk, beer, and fuels are just some of the liquids whose measurement systems are addressed by the new international standard. When measuring large volumes of relatively expensive liquids such … more

Gates Foundation Rep Visits PML Vaccine Transport Lab
Release Date: June 26, 2015

PML’s Michal Chojnacky (left) giving a tour of her vaccine thermometry lab to the Gates Foundation’s Stephen Hadley. This month, a representative from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation … more

NIST Revises Key Computer Security Publication on Random Number Generation
Release Date: June 25, 2015

In response to public concerns about cryptographic security, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has formally revised its recommended methods for generating random numbers, a … more

Measuring Vacuum Fluctuations
Release Date: June 23, 2015

In this universe, anything that can vibrate will vibrate, and no oscillator is ever truly at rest. Even when an object such as an atom or subatomic particle is cooled into its lowest possible … more

40th Time and Frequency Seminar
Release Date: June 23, 2015

About 40 participants from industry, US government agencies and academia participated in the 40th Annual Time and Frequency Metrology Seminar at NIST Boulder (Colorado) from June 2 – 5, 2015. The … more

NIST Publishes Final Guidelines for Protecting Sensitive Government Information Held by Contractors
Release Date: June 19, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of its guidance for federal agencies to ensure that sensitive federal information remains confidential when … more

CMB Polarization Detector
Release Date: June 19, 2015

Polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background. Colors indicate warmer (red) and cooler (blue) spots. The white bars show the polarization direction of the oldest light. Image … more

A Call for Nanotechnology-Inspired Grand Challenges
Release Date: June 18, 2015

NIST is a participant in the National Nanotechnology Initiative. Electron microscope tomograph shows a 3D view (~300 nm on a side) of a gridwork of polymer cylinders. The grid is an example … more

Research Roadmap Traces the Path to ‘Smart’ Fire Fighting
Release Date: June 18, 2015

Interconnected technologies can help to reduce nation's fire toll When responding to the more than 1.2 million blazes reported annually, the nation's firefighters usually start with a dangerous … more

To Give Cancer a Deadly Fever, NIST Explores Better Nanoparticle Design
Release Date: June 16, 2015

Heat may be the key to killing certain types of cancer, and new research from a team including National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists has yielded unexpected results that … more

Hooked on Phonons: NIST-led Research Group Measures Graphene Vibrations
Release Date: June 16, 2015

An international research group led by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology has developed a method for measuring … more

NIST’s NextGen PIV Card Strengthens Security and Authentication
Release Date: June 16, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has updated its technical specifications and guidance for the next generation of “smart” identity cards used by the federal government's … more

Learn About the State of Federal Cloud Computing at NIST, July 7-10, 2015
Release Date: June 16, 2015

The Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop VIII will be held July 7-10, 2015, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md. One of the most influential annual … more

Lockheed Martin Study: NIST Computational Tool Improves Product Testing and Saves Money
Release Date: June 10, 2015

Lockheed Martin, the global security and aerospace company, estimates that widely used software testing methods developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can trim test … more

Highly Rated Baldrige Examiner Training Prepared 383 for 2015
Release Date: June 10, 2015

During annual training completed last month, the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program prepared 349 Baldrige examiners for assignments for the 2015 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and … more

Keynote Speakers Announced for the International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management
Release Date: June 9, 2015

 #NISTForensicsWe are pleased to introduce our two keynote speakers for the first-ever International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management, an event that will be held on July 21-24 at the … more

NIST’s ‘Nano-Raspberries’ Could Bear Fruit in Fuel Cells
Release Date: June 9, 2015

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a fast, simple process for making platinum "nano-raspberries"—microscopic clusters of nanoscale particles of … more

Nothing Says You Like a Tattoo: NIST Workshop Considers Ways to Improve Tattoo Recognition
Release Date: June 8, 2015

An international group of experts from industry, academia and government gathered today at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to discuss challenges and potential approaches … more

NIST Releases Update of Industrial Control Systems Security Guide
Release Date: June 5, 2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the second revision to its Guide to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security. It includes new guidance on how to tailor … more

NIST Director Willie May Comments on the Global City Teams Challenge Expo
Release Date: June 2, 2015

NIST Director Willie May shown at the June 1, 2015, event in Washington D.C. together with Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands.Credit: Peter … more

NIST Requests Comments on a Draft Privacy Risk Management Framework
Release Date: June 2, 2015

Note: The deadline for submitting comments on NISTIR 8062 has been extended to July 31, 2015. Innovations in cloud computing, big data and cyber-physical systems are bringing dramatic changes to … more

The League of SI Superheroes is Running out of Time!
Release Date: May 29, 2015

The League of SI Superheroes is back!Working from their not-terribly-secret HQ at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the cartoon heroes of the metric system use their … more

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