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Displaying news from January 01, 2000 To December 31, 2000

NIST Director Kammer to Retire at Year's End
Release Date: December 15, 2000

Ray Kammer, director of the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology since 1997, announced today that he will be retiring from the position effective Dec. 29, 2000, … more

Team Baldrige Honored for Fostering Performance Excellence
Release Date: November 30, 2000

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the Commerce Department's Technology Administration, has presented the George A. Uriano Award to Team Baldrige, the staff of the … more

Collins Receives Rosa Award for Outstanding Standards Achievements
Release Date: November 30, 2000

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the Commerce Department's Technology Administration, has presented its 2000 Edward Bennett Rosa Award to Belinda L. Collins, … more

NIST Presents Jacob Rabinow Applied Research Award to Fuller, Roosen and Langer
Release Date: November 30, 2000

Edwin R. Fuller, Jr., Andrew R. Roosen, and Stephen A. Langer, have received the 2000 Jacob Rabinow Applied Research Award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the … more

Two NIST Scientists Honored for Their Diversity Efforts
Release Date: November 30, 2000

Kathryn M. Butler, and Nelson P. Bryner, have received the 2000 Equal Employment Opportunity/Diversity Award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the Commerce … more

Frederick Resident Receives Award for Strengthening NIST Ties with Industry
Release Date: November 30, 2000

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the Commerce Department's Technology Administration, has presented its 2000 William P. Slichter Award to Fernando L. Podio. Podio is … more

Local Residents Honored with NIST Crittenden Award
Release Date: November 30, 2000

Seven Maryland employees of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the Commerce Department's Technology Administration, have been honored with the 2000 Eugene Casson … more

Breakthroughs in Thin-Film Magnetic Devices Earn NIST Stratton Award for Robert D. McMichael
Release Date: November 30, 2000

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the Commerce Department's Technology Administration, has presented its 2000 Samuel Wesley Stratton Award to Robert D. McMichael, of … more

Gaithersburg Man Honored for Distinguished Science Writing
Release Date: November 30, 2000

Neil M. Zimmerman, has received the 2000 Edward Uhler Condon Award from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the Commerce Department's Technology Administration. … more

40 Local Residents Earn NIST Bronze Medal Awards
Release Date: November 30, 2000

For contributions ranging from creating a national assistance program on electronic business for smaller manufacturers to helping settle a 15-year international debate on the definition of the pH … more

Two Manufacturers, a Water Treatment Company and a Bank Win 2000 Baldrige Awards
Release Date: November 21, 2000

President Clinton and Commerce Secretary Norman Mineta today announced two manufacturers, a water treatment company, and a bank as winners of the 2000 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, the … more

NIST's Jin And Keller Honored With PECASE Awards
Release Date: October 24, 2000

Physicists Deborah Jin and Mark W. Keller of NIST's Boulder, Colo., Laboratories were awarded on Oct. 24, 2000, the Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) at the … more

NIST Advanced Technology Program Launches 54 New Technology R&D Projects
Release Date: October 4, 2000

Commerce Secretary Norman Y. Mineta today announced the selection of 54 new industrial research projects chosen for cost-shared support under the Commerce Department's Advanced Technology Program. … more

Commerce Department Announces Winner of Global Information Security Competition
Release Date: October 2, 2000

A worldwide competition to develop a new encryption technique that can be used to protect computerized information ended today when Secretary of Commerce Norman Y. Mineta announced the nation's … more

NIST Demonstrates New Reading Device For the Blind
Release Date: September 25, 2000

The National Institute of Standards and Technology today unveiled a new Braille reader that may soon bring the benefits of electronic books to the blind. An agency of the U.S. Commerce … more

NIST to Hold E-Book Conference
Release Date: September 18, 2000

Interest in electronic books is soaring in the wake of best-selling novelist Stephen King's decision to publish his own e-book via the Internet earlier this year. Representatives of all segments … more

Eighteen Local Residents Receive High Honors from Commerce Department
Release Date: September 14, 2000

Commerce Secretary Norman Mineta has presented 18 local employees of the National Institute of Standards and Technology with Gold and Silver Medal Awards—the two highest honor awards presented by … more

Silver Medal Awarded to Developers of Bran
Release Date: September 13, 2000

Seven current and former members of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Boulder Laboratories shared in a Silver Medal award from the Department for their roles in developing BRAN, a high-speed … more

New National Standards Strategy Can Advance U.S. Technology Interests, NIST Director Tells Congress
Release Date: September 13, 2000

Pointing to prospective benefits for U.S. industry and consumers, the director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology told a congressional subcommittee today that a new "national … more

NIST Fire Research Seeks a Safer Night's Sleep for All
Release Date: July 17, 2000

Engineers at the Building and Fire Research Laboratory (BFRL) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the Commerce Department's Technology Administration, have developed … more

Industry-Government Partnership Funds New Energy-Saving and Building Technologies
Release Date: June 23, 2000

The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Commerce today announced grants totaling nearly $1.1 million for six industry projects under the Partnership for Advancing … more

NIST Awards $500,000 Grant to ANSI to Strengthen U.S. Participation in International Standardization
Release Date: June 16, 2000

New York and Washington, D.C., June 16, 2000: The American National Standards Institute (ANSI), coordinator of the U.S. voluntary consensus standards system, has been awarded a grant of $500,000 … more

NIST Advanced Measurement Laboratory
Release Date: June 9, 2000

Ground Broken for World's Premier Measurement Research Facility (News Release) Advanced Measurement Laboratory brochure Advanced Measurement Laboratory Web site Photos from Advanced … more

Private Certification Bodies Get Okay To Approve Some FCC-Regulated Products
Release Date: June 2, 2000

Certifying new telecommunications equipment as compliant with federal and foreign requirements to prevent radio-wave interference should be cheaper and faster because of a precedent-setting … more

NIST Seeks Diverse Team for Constructing State-of-the-Art Laboratory
Release Date: May 31, 2000

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the Commerce Department's Technology Administration, is soliciting proposals for the services of a contractor to construct one of … more

Proposed Agreement Aims to Simplify Lab Accreditation
Release Date: May 23, 2000

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the Commerce Department'sTechnology Administration, and the National Cooperation for Laboratory Accreditation are proposing a … more

United States and Republic of Korea Sign Standards Agreement to Enhance Trade and Commerce
Release Date: May 9, 2000

Secretary William M. Daley and Republic of Korea Minister of Commerce, Industry and Energy Kim Young-ho today signed an agreement that will establish a new cooperative relationship between the two … more

NIST/Lucent Team Develops Method for Ultraprecise
Release Date: April 27, 2000

Researchers from the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology and Bell Laboratories of Lucent Technologies have teamed to produce a more precise method for measuring the … more

Help for Small Manufacturers in Making Plants
Release Date: March 23, 2000

Smaller manufacturers now will have access to "lean manufacturing" training previously available only to large companies, thanks to a recently formed partnership between centers in the … more

'Baldrige Index' Outperforms S&P 500 by Almost 5 to 1
Release Date: February 25, 2000

Although you will not find it listed in the financial section of the newspaper, the "Baldrige Index" has once again outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500-this year by 4.8 to 1, one of the … more

NIST Links to State Weights and Measures Labs in New MEASUREnet-gov
Release Date: January 21, 2000

Consumers and businesses can look forward to improved accuracy in the system of weights and measures thanks to MEASUREnet-gov, a new effort at the National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST Scientists Cross the Bridge between Atomic and Real Worlds
Release Date: January 19, 2000

In 1996, researchers at the Boulder, Colo., laboratories of the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology confirmed the belief that a single atom can be simultaneously … more

Wieman and Cornell Receive Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics
Release Date: January 13, 2000

Carl Wieman of the University of Colorado at Boulder and Eric Cornell of the National Institute of Standards and Technology have been awarded the 2000 Benjamin Franklin Medal in Physics from the … more

Neutron Trapping Demonstrated for First Time at NIST
Release Date: January 5, 2000

Scientists have demonstrated for the first time that they can confine neutrons, one of the basic particles of matter, in a three-dimensional magnetic trap, an achievement that will help expand our … more