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Advancing the state-of-the-art in IT in such applications as cyber security and biometrics, the National Institute of Standards and Technology accelerates the development and deployment of systems that are reliable, usable, interoperable, and secure; advances measurement science through innovations in mathematics, statistics, and computer science; and conducts research to develop the measurements and standards infrastructure for emerging information technologies and applications.

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Programs and Projects
Video Analytics

The Multimodal Information Group's (MIG) video analytics program includes several activities contributing to the development of technologies that … more

Software Performance Project

The mission of the Software Performance project is to strengthen the scientific foundations of software performance measurement ("metrology for … more

Content-Based Access to Unstructured Information

This project uses community evaluations to build the infrastructure required to evaluate system effectiveness on information access tasks. In … more

Measurement Science for Complex Information Systems

This project aims to develop and evaluate a coherent set of methods to understand behavior in complex information systems, such as the Internet, … more

Speaker and Language Recognition Projects

Our Speaker and Language Recognition program includes several activities contributing to speaker and language recognition technology and metrology … more


Quantum science and engineering has the potential to revolutionize 21st century technology in much the same way that lasers, electronics, and … more

Video-based Automated System for Iris Recognition (VASIR)

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Network Modeling Software

This software is a set of NetworkX additions for the creation of graphs to model networks. Graphicality Testing -- This is a set of routines for … more

Simulation tool for P25 ISSI protocols

The P25 ISSI Simulation Tool is designed to allow Public Safety users to analyze and to understand the behavior of the network when deploying the … more

Seamless and Secure Mobility - Tools

A simulation platform based on NS-2 as been developed in order to leverage publicly available modules for several wireless and wired technologies. more

Extreme Winds and Wind Effects on Structures

The Building and Fire Research Laboratory has an established long-term collaboration with the NIST Statistical Engineering Division in the … more

OOF: Finite Element Analysis of Microstructures

The OOF software provides a finite-element modeling capability to users in the field of materials science. It encapsulates advanced numerical … more

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