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Displaying news from January 01, 2002 To March 31, 2002

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Release Date: March 29, 2002

I. BACKGROUND Every year, millions of Americans face disaster, and its terrifying consequences. Natural perils of extreme winds, fires, earthquakes, floods, along with failures in the nation's … more

NIST, FEMA Strengthen Disaster Response and Research Capabilities
Release Date: March 29, 2002

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced the signing of an agreement that designates NIST … more

President and Commerce Secretary Present Two Companies, Three Education Organizations With Nation's Highest Honor in Quality and Performance Excellence
Release Date: March 7, 2002

Schools Recognized for First Time in History of Baldrige Awards Photos from ceremony Remarks by the President   President George W. Bush and Commerce Secretary Don Evans today honored five … more

Results of 1991 - 2000 Baldrige Award Recipients 10-Year Common Stock Comparison
Release Date: March 7, 2002

Results of 1991 - 2000 Baldrige Award Recipients 10-Year Common Stock Comparison Methodology: A hypothetical sum was invested in each of the 1991-2000, publicly-traded Baldrige Award recipient's … more

Baldrige Award Winners Beat the S&P 500 for Eighth Year
Release Date: March 7, 2002

U.S. Commerce Secretary Don Evans today announced the "Baldrige Index" has once again outperformed the Standard & Poor's 500. The announcement was made at a Presidential ceremony honoring the … more

Federal Agencies Double Their Use of Private-Sector Standards
Release Date: March 4, 2002

A newly released, congressionally mandated report from the Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) concludes that federal agencies are greatly increasing … more

How Cold! New Partnership to Use Chilled Neutrons To Solve Cell Membrane Puzzles
Release Date: February 19, 2002

Cell membrane researchers are eagerly bracing for a long-awaited cold wave. A new partnership involving the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of … more

Cold Neutrons for Biology and Technology
Release Date: February 19, 2002

What’s so hot about “cold” neutrons? Packaged with protons in the atomic nucleus, neutrons are non-destructive, highly penetrating probes, valuable for studying changes in membranes over time. … more

Commerce Secretary Don Evans Releases Recommendations To Improve The Advanced Technology Program (ATP)
Release Date: February 4, 2002

Commerce Secretary Don Evans announced today the release of The Advanced Technology Program: Reform with a Purpose, a report that presents six recommendations for improving the … more

NIST Materials Science Pioneer John Cahn To Receive Bower Award from Franklin Institute
Release Date: January 28, 2002

The Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that materials scientist John Cahn will receive the 2002 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in … more

NIST Helps Ensure Well-Timed Sledding at Winter Olympics
Release Date: January 2, 2002

Sliding down the icy side of a mountain on steel runners, racers in the bobsled, luge and skeleton events reach some of the highest speeds of any Olympic Winter Games competitors—up to 130-145 … more