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Displaying news from January 01, 1999 To December 31, 1999

NIST-F1 Cesium Fountain Clock
Release Date: December 29, 1999

There's nothing like the joy of receiving a precision timepiece as a holiday gift. Thanks to the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology, the whole world can share that … more

Eleven Local Residents Receive High Honors from Commerce Department
Release Date: December 7, 1999

Commerce Secretary William Daley today presented 11 local employees of the National Institute of Standards and Technology with Gold and Silver Medal Awards— the two highest honor awards presented … more

New Values for Natural Constants Available on NIST Web Site
Release Date: December 6, 1999

New values for the fundamental constants of nature are now available from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the Commerce Department’s Technology … more

International Measurement Database Goes Online
Release Date: December 2, 1999

Measurement-related questions and disputes, including those that can hinder global commerce, soon may be resolved with a click of a computer mouse thanks to a new international database of … more

Uriano Award Presented to Three Local Residents
Release Date: December 1, 1999

Three National Institute of Standards and Technology employees have received the George A. Uriano Award for outstanding achievements in building or strengthening the agency’s extramural programs, … more

Team from Two Labs Receives NIST Astin Measurement Science Award
Release Date: December 1, 1999

A team of researchers from two laboratories at the National Institute of Standards and Technology has received the 1999 Allen V. Astin Measurement Science Award for successfully implementing an … more

Two NIST Scientists Honored for Education Efforts
Release Date: December 1, 1999

Marc F. Desrosiers, and Paul D. Lett, today received the Equal Employment Opportunity/Diversity Award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Desrosiers, a research chemist, and … more

1999 NIST Crittenden Awards
Release Date: December 1, 1999

Six local employees of the National Institute of Standards and Technology were honored today with the Eugene Casson Crittenden Award. The award, established in 1967, recognizes superior achievement … more

Dixson and Fu Receive NIST Applied Research Award
Release Date: December 1, 1999

Ronald G. Dixson, and Joseph N. Fu, today received the Applied Research Award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Dixson, a physicist, and Fu, a materials research engineer, … more

NIST-MEP Help Center Will Offer Around-the-Clock Y2K Help to Small Businesses
Release Date: December 1, 1999

The Y2K Help Center for Small Business will be open 24 hours a day starting on Dec. 30, 1999, through Jan. 7, 2000, to offer free Y2K assistance to small businesses during the year 2000 date … more

35 Local Residents Earn NIST Bronze Medal Awards
Release Date: December 1, 1999

For contributions ranging from creating an international database of measurement comparisons to developing a training program on lean manufacturing, 35 employees and one organization of the … more

Laytonsville Man Honored for Distinguished Science Writing
Release Date: December 1, 1999

John R.D. Copley, today received the Edward Uhler Condon Award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Copley is a physicist in the NIST Materials Science and Engineering … more

Advanced Technology Program Announces 2000 Competition
Release Date: November 29, 1999

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology today announced a new competition for fiscal year 2000 to co-fund new, innovative R&D projects under the Advanced … more

President Clinton Announces 1999 Baldrige Award Winners
Release Date: November 23, 1999

THE WHITE HOUSE STATEMENT Office of the Press Secretary The President today announced the 1999 winners of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. Four organizations - STMicroelectronics, … more

Two Manufacturers, Two Service Companies Win 1999 Baldrige Awards
Release Date: November 23, 1999

President Clinton and Commerce Secretary William M. Daley today announced two manufacturers and two service companies as winners of the 1999 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the nation's … more

Secretary Daley Urges Vigilance on Y2K Problem
Release Date: November 22, 1999

Secretary of Commerce William M. Daley today urged American businesses to redouble their efforts to test for year 2000 computer problems that are hidden away in a variety of machines other than … more

New Web Site Puts Atomic Time on Your Computer
Release Date: October 14, 1999

The official U.S. time in any U.S. time zone now can be obtained from the new Internet web site, www.time.gov, maintained by the Boulder Laboratories of the National Institute of Standards and … more

Global Accord To Strengthen Measurement Links Across Borders
Release Date: October 14, 1999

Representatives of the United States and 37 other nations agreed today to launch a system for assessing the accuracy and reliability of measurements made worldwide, aiding efforts to resolve … more

United States and European Union Go 'Measure-for-Measure' for Free Trade
Release Date: October 5, 1999

Brussels, Belgium—The National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the Commerce Department's Technology Administration, and the Commission of the European Communities today signed … more

'Baldrige Index' Outperforms S&P 500 for Fifth Year
Release Date: February 4, 1999

The "Baldrige Index" once again has outperformed the Standard & Poor’s 500 by more than 200 percent, according to the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology. The … more