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Displaying news from January 01, 2003 To March 31, 2003

Public Safety Studies on Evacuation of World Trade Center to be Announced at April 8 Community Forum
Release Date: March 24, 2003

Forum Sponsored by the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and The New York Academy of Medicine Scientific investigators from Columbia University, the New York City Department of … more

Commerce's NIST Names National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee
Release Date: March 20, 2003

Eight prominent building and fire experts have been appointed by Arden Bement Jr., director of the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), to serve on the … more

Commerce's NIST Reports Significant Advances Made in Facial Recognition Technology
Release Date: March 13, 2003

Computers have become much more adept at “recognizing” human faces during the past two years, states a report released today by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and … more

Six Federal Agencies to Help Open the ‘GATE’ to Enhanced Manufacturing R&D
Release Date: March 5, 2003

Six federal agencies involved in manufacturing research and development (R&D) have launched a major effort to improve the exchange of information about their technical programs, and collaborate … more

Commerce's NIST Launches Investigation into Rhode Island Nightclub Fire
Release Date: February 27, 2003

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today launched an investigation into the tragic fire of Feb. 20, 2003, at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, R.I. … more

Commerce's NIST to Send Fire and Safety Experts to Rhode Island Fire Scene
Release Date: February 21, 2003

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is sending fire and safety experts to W. Warwick, RI, to gather information and evaluate the February 20, 2003 tragic … more

NIST: Both Fingerprints, Facial Recognition Needed to Protect U.S. Borders
Release Date: February 11, 2003

Commerce Agency Recommends 'Dual Approach' as Best Option A dual approach that employs both fingerprint and facial recognition technology is the best option for a biometric system that would make … more

President's FY 2004 Budget Seeks a Half Billion in Funding for the Commerce Department's Technology Administration
Release Date: February 3, 2003

Budget Reflects President's Commitment to Economic Growth and Homeland Security More on FY 2004 budget request President Bush's fiscal year (FY) 2004 budget request for the Commerce … more

Satellite Measures Sun's True Power
Release Date: January 27, 2003

Scientists expect to gain important information about the sun's effect on the Earth's atmosphere and climate from sophisticated instruments—all calibrated by NIST or relying on components measured … more

2003 Baldrige Performance Excellence Criteria Challenge CEOs to Be 'Chief Ethical Officers'
Release Date: January 13, 2003

Criteria Support President's Effort to Promote Corporate Responsibility Responsibility for corporate stewardship and ethical business practices starts at the top with an organization's chief … more

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