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

Statement by HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson on the Awarding of the Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award
Release Date: November 21, 2002

I congratulate SSM Health Care for the extraordinary work that led to its receipt of the 2002 Malcolm Baldrige Quality Award. The award is an outstanding honor given to those demonstrating true … more

President and Commerce Secretary Announce Recipients of Nation's Highest Quality Award
Release Date: November 21, 2002

Health Care Category Wins for First Time in History of Baldrige Awards Download high-res image Right-click on link above and select "save link as" or "save target as" to download a … more

Gebbie Wins Service to America Medal
Release Date: November 14, 2002

The following is an excerpt from the awards ceremony program for the Service to America Medals. The awards are a joint program of Government Executive, National Journal, and The Atlantic Monthly … more

U.S. Department of Commerce Charter of the National Institute of Standards and Technology National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee
Release Date: November 12, 2002

ESTABLISHMENT: In accordance with the requirements of Section11 of the National Construction Safety Team Act (P. L. 107-231), hereinafter referred to as the Act, the Secretary of Commerce hereby … more

Federal Register: November 12, 2002
Release Date: November 12, 2002

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee AGENCY: National Institute of Standards and Technology, Department of … more

Commerce's NIST Seeks Members for National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee
Release Date: November 12, 2002

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced in today's Federal Register that it is seeking nominations of individuals for appointment to the National … more

Using Mitochondrial DNA as a Cancer Biomarker
Release Date: October 30, 2002

The ghostly image above shows a subdividing cell treated with a fluorescent stain that is selectively absorbed by mitochondria. As part of a national effort to identify biomarkers for … more

New Commerce Guidelines to Help Protect Against Cyberattacks
Release Date: October 29, 2002

Federal Agencies, Military and Private Sector to Benefit from NIST Procedures Federal agencies now have a systematic way to evaluate their computer security as a result of guidelines announced … more

Commerce's NIST and National Federation of the Blind Cooperate on Development of Technology that Allows the Blind to 'Feel' Electronic Images
Release Date: October 24, 2002

Partnership Exemplifies President's New Freedom Initiative for Helping Americans with Disabilities NIST researchers John Roberts (right) and Oliver Slattery demonstrate a new device … more

President Signs Bill Granting Commerce's NIST New Authorities to Investigate Major Building Failures
Release Date: October 2, 2002

President Bush late yesterday signed into law legislation giving the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) authorities to investigate major building failures … more

Four New NIST Guides Counter Cyberattacks Furthers Administration's Commitment to Secure Cyberspace
Release Date: October 2, 2002

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published four new computer security guides that are the latest in a continuing series designed to provide the … more

Access to Information from Silverstein Properties
Release Date: October 1, 2002

The information collected and documented by World Trade Center leaseholder Silverstein Properties on the events at the World Trade Center complex on Sept. 11, 2001, has been offered by the firm to … more

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
Release Date: September 26, 2002

I. INTRODUCTION The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) agree to enter into this Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the 24th … more

Commerce Agencies Collaborate to Help Improve Competitiveness of Minority Businesses
Release Date: September 26, 2002

Two Commerce Department agencies, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), today announced at the National Minority Enterprise … more

Twenty-One Receive High Honors from Commerce Department for Work at NIST
Release Date: September 25, 2002

Commerce Secretary Don Evans has honored 21 local employees of the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) with Gold and Silver Medal Awards—the two highest … more

Can Nanotubes Be Engineered to Superconduct? Study Suggests Promising New Avenues for Nanotube Research
Release Date: September 20, 2002

Superconducting nanotubes may lie on the technology horizon, suggests a theoretical study recently published by researchers from the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST Issues Guidelines to Protect First Responders Exposed To Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear Agents
Release Date: September 19, 2002

A new report issued today by the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the first comprehensive set of basic procedures for decontaminating protective … more

Recovered World Trade Center Steel
Release Date: September 17, 2002

The study of steel recovered from the site of the fallen World Trade Center towers and the WTC-7 building in New York City will be a critical component of the pending National Institute of … more

Researchers Say 'Frustrated Magnets' Hint at Broader Organizing Principle in Nature
Release Date: August 22, 2002

Chill! Atoms in zincochromite, a "geometrically frustrated magnet," resolve their frustration through group spin control. Neighboring tetraheda (solids with four triangular faces) … more

Commerce's NIST Details Federal Investigation of World Trade Center Collapse
Release Date: August 21, 2002

More information on the investigation is available at http://wtc.nist.gov The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced details of its $16 … more

NIST Team Reports Method to Characterize New Insulating Materials for Microelectronics
Release Date: August 20, 2002

Researchers from the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) reported today they have developed methods for characterizing key structural features of porous … more

NIST to Officially Launch World Trade Center Investigation
Release Date: August 19, 2002

Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2002 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) Engineering Mechanics Bldg. (Bldg. 202) National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md. The … more

Revisions to WTC Investigation Plan
Release Date: August 19, 2002

NIST requested and received public comments on the scope of its plan for the World Trade Center (WTC) Building and Fire Safety Investigation. Comments were received via mail, fax, e-mail, and the … more

Public/Private Advance Focuses the Search for New Materials to Print Next-Generation Microchips
Release Date: July 19, 2002

New methods reported today by researchers from the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the IBM T.J. Watson Research Center and the University of Texas at … more

OSTP Report Assesses Status of NIST Neutron Center, Other U.S. Facilities
Release Date: June 27, 2002

A new report issued by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy finds that neutron probes are becoming increasingly indispensable research tools in fields ranging from biology to … more

Neumann Receives Computer System Security Award
Release Date: June 18, 2002

One of the country's pioneering figures in computer security was honored in a special ceremony at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today. Peter G. … more

New e-Handbook of Statistical Methods Available Online from NIST
Release Date: June 15, 2002

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and International SEMATECH (ISMT) announced today the new NIST/Sematech e-Handbook of Statistical Methods. NIST … more

Design Proposed for Large-Scale Quantum Computer
Release Date: June 12, 2002

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan have taken a significant step toward the development of a … more

NIST to Postpone April 22 Meeting in New York on World Trade Center Investigation
Release Date: April 15, 2002

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is postponing a public meeting scheduled for April 22, 2002, in New York City to gather the public's input on the … more

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