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The Quest for Excellence Conference
Release Date: March 31, 2010

Attend the Quest for Excellence Conference April 12-14 in Washington, DC. more

Three New Members Join NIST Advisory Group
Release Date: March 30, 2010

Patrick Gallagher, director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has named three distinguished experts from industry and academia to serve on the Visiting Committee on … more

NIST Advisory Committee Issues 2009 Annual Report
Release Date: March 30, 2010

The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT) of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the agency's primary private-sector advisory group, has sent its 2009 annual … more

Good Times! Get to Know Your Radio-Controlled Clock
Release Date: March 30, 2010

"How accurate is a radio-controlled clock?" National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researcher Michael Lombardi asks and answers the question in a featured article of this month’s … more

NIST Director Gallagher to Co-Chair White House Standards Committee
Release Date: March 30, 2010

Whether it is to promote the development of a nationwide "Smart Grid" for electricity, optimize cyber security in federal information technology systems, or develop an effective and interoperable … more

Health Information Security Conference to Run May 11-12 in D.C.
Release Date: March 30, 2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is co-hosting a conference to explore the current health information technology security landscape and the Health Insurance Portability and … more

Smoke Alarms + Sprinklers + Closed Doors = Lives Saved in Dorm Fires
Release Date: March 30, 2010

Experimenting on a university dormitory that was scheduled to be torn down, fire researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated that the correct … more

NIST Scientists Address ‘Wrinkles’ in Transparent Film Development
Release Date: March 30, 2010

A closer look at a promising nanotube coating that might one day improve solar cells has turned up a few unexpected wrinkles, according to new research* conducted at the National Institute of … more

Paintable Electronics? NIST Studies Spray-On Manufacturing of Transistors
Release Date: March 30, 2010

A multidisciplinary research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has found* that an organic semiconductor may be a viable candidate for creating large-area … more

NIST Racetrack Ion Trap is a Contender in Quantum Computing Quest
Release Date: March 30, 2010

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built and tested a device for trapping electrically charged atoms (ions) that potentially could process dozens of ions … more

NIST Researchers Holding Steady in an Atomic-Scale Tug-of-War
Release Date: March 30, 2010

How hard do you have to pull on a single atom of--let's say--gold to detach it from the end of a chain of like atoms?* It's a measure of the astonishing progress in nanotechnology that questions … more

EEEL Sponsors INTEL VP’s Visit to NIST
Release Date: March 23, 2010

Dr. Michael C. Mayberry, Vice President of the Technology and Manufacturing Group and Director of Components Research at INTEL Corporation, visited NIST in March to give a presentation and to learn … more

New Chair, Vice Chair Elected to NIST Policy Advisory Group
Release Date: March 16, 2010

A new chair and vice chair have been elected to the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT), the agency's primary private-sector … more

NCNR Researchers Win Prizes in Neutron Scattering
Release Date: March 16, 2010

The Neutron Scattering Society of America (NSSA) has honored scientists working at NIST with two of its three major annual prizes for 2010, and named another a society fellow. Collin Broholm of … more

NIST Engineer Serving on Chilean Quake Research Team
Release Date: March 16, 2010

Jeffrey Dragovich, a research structural engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been deployed to Chile as a member of a large multidisciplinary team of experts … more

Quality Is Virtual! Baldrige Program Offers Quest for Excellence Online
Release Date: March 16, 2010

Don't worry if you can't make it to Washington, D.C., for the Quest for Excellence XXII conference on April 12-14, 2010. You can participate from your home or office, learning all about the … more

Baldrige Program Funds Four State Efforts to Teach Performance Excellence
Release Date: March 16, 2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Baldrige National Quality Program (BNQP) has announced that four state quality programs will receive funding for the development of … more

March Workshop at NIST to Focus on Preserving Our Digital Data
Release Date: March 16, 2010

Experts on digital preservation are gathering at a workshop at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md., from March 29 to 31 to develop a standards roadmap on … more

NIST, Partners Develop Testing Infrastructure for Health IT Systems
Release Date: March 16, 2010

Fully incorporating modern information technology into the healthcare system promises many benefits, including better quality care, less paperwork and fewer medical errors while reducing … more

Layered Graphene Sheets Could Solve Hydrogen Storage Issues
Release Date: March 16, 2010

Graphene--carbon formed into sheets a single atom thick--now appears to be a promising base material for capturing hydrogen, according to recent research* at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Key to Security: Biometrics Standards
Release Date: March 2, 2010

NIST develops and tests biometrics (e.g., fingerprint, face, iris, and multimodal) standards and technology that promote security, interoperability, and innovation. Four projects (in collaboration … more

NIST Launches New Competition for Research Facility Construction Grants (Tech Beat)
Release Date: March 2, 2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has opened a new competition for grants for the construction of new or expanded scientific research buildings at institutions of higher … more

Role-Based Training for IT Security Is the Topic of March Educators’ Conference
Release Date: March 2, 2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Federal Information Systems Security Educators' Association (FISSEA) are co-hosting FISSEA's 23rd annual conference March 23-25, … more

Comments Requested on Draft Guidelines for the Secure Deployment of IPv6
Release Date: March 2, 2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is requesting public comment on draft guidelines for network engineers and administrators for the secure implementation of Internet … more

NIST Releases Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems
Release Date: March 2, 2010

The final publication of the Guide for Applying the Risk Management Framework to Federal Information Systems: A Security Life Cycle Approach (NIST Special Publication 800-37, Revision 1) is now … more

First Test Labs for Next-Generation Internet Protocol (IPv6) Are Accredited
Release Date: March 2, 2010

The first two laboratories have recently completed accreditation to provide testing services for the USGv6 Program. The USGv6 Program, developed at the National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST, NASA Launch Joint Effort to Develop New Climate Satellites
Release Date: March 2, 2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) have launched a joint effort to gather enhanced climate data from spaceborne … more

Call Forwarding: New NIST Procedure Could Speed Cell Phone Testing
Release Date: March 2, 2010

By accurately re-creating the jumbled wireless signal environment of a city business district in a special indoor test facility, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

Mouse Work: New Insights on a Fundamental DNA Repair Mechanism
Release Date: March 2, 2010

Adding a new link to our understanding of the complex chain of chemistry that keeps living cells alive, a team of researchers from the University of Vermont (UVM), the University of Utah, … more

Two Institutions Selected to Manage New NIST Fellowship Programs
Release Date: March 2, 2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that it is awarding a total of $19.5 million to the University of Maryland and the University of Colorado to develop and … more

NIST Launches New Competition for Research Facility Construction Grants
Release Date: February 25, 2010

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced a new competition for grants for the construction of new or expanded scientific research buildings at … more

Robert Rudnitsky Elected Chair of OECD Working Party on Nanotechnology
Release Date: February 22, 2010

Robert Rudnitsky has been elected chair of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Working Party on Nanotechnology (WPN). The election by the OECD's thirty member countries … more

NIST Grants Awards for Recovery Act Fellowship Programs
Release Date: February 19, 2010

Programs Will Develop U.S. Scientific Talent Pool GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that it is awarding a total … more

NIST Issues Expanded Draft of Smart Grid Cyber Security Strategy
Release Date: February 16, 2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the second draft of its Smart Grid Cyber Security Strategy and Requirements, which now identifies more than 120 interfaces that … more

NIST’s Second 'Quantum Logic Clock' is Now World’s Most Precise Clock
Release Date: February 16, 2010

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built an enhanced version of an experimental atomic clock based on a single aluminum atom that is now the world’s most … more

JILA Scientists Demonstrate First Controlled Chemical Reactions of Ultracold Molecules
Release Date: February 16, 2010

Physicists at JILA have for the first time observed chemical reactions near absolute zero, demonstrating that chemistry is possible at ultralow temperatures and that reaction rates can be … more

NIST Budget Request Proposes 7.3 Percent Increase in Funding
Release Date: February 16, 2010

The fiscal year (FY) 2011 budget request for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) submitted to Congress proposes a funding level of $918.9 million, a 7.3 percent increase over … more

MEP to Support New Building-Efficiency Research Center
Release Date: February 16, 2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) will be supporting the creation of a regional research center that will develop new … more

International Biometrics Conference to Meet at NIST March 2-4
Release Date: February 16, 2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is co-sponsoring an international conference on biometric performance March 2-4 at NIST headquarters in Gaithersburg, Md. Related workshops … more

Future of Hydrogen Fuel Flows Through New NIST Test Facility
Release Date: February 16, 2010

If hydrogen is ever to play a significant role as a clean, everyday energy source, it will need a safe and reliable distribution system. To pave the way for a hydrogen fuel infrastructure, … more

James Alexander Liddle Becomes Contributing Editor of InterNano
Release Date: February 16, 2010

J. Alexander Liddle has accepted an invitation from InterNano to be a contributing editor for expert reviews in the topical category of Advanced Processes and Tools. InterNano is the information … more

Seeing the Quantum in Chemistry: JILA Scientists Control Chemical Reactions of Ultracold Molecules
Release Date: February 11, 2010

Physicists at JILA have for the first time observed chemical reactions near absolute zero, demonstrating that chemistry is possible at ultralow temperatures and that reaction rates can be … more

NIST's Second 'Quantum Logic Clock Based on Aluminum Ion is Now World's Most Precise Clock
Release Date: February 4, 2010

BOULDER, Colo.--Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built an enhanced version of an experimental atomic clock based on a single aluminum atom that is now … more

NIST Issues Expanded Draft of Smart Grid Cyber Security Strategy For Public Review and Comment
Release Date: February 3, 2010

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued today the second draft of its Smart Grid Cyber Security Strategy and Requirements, which now identifies more … more

Obama Administration’s Budget Request Includes Vital Science and Technology Investments to Advance U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness
Release Date: February 1, 2010

Washington, D.C.— President Barack Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2011 budget submitted today to Congress for the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) proposes … more

BLOGRIGE: Baldrige Program Blog Now Seeking Contributors!
Release Date: January 26, 2010

BLOGRIGE--the new official blog of the Baldrige National Quality Program--is now available online. The blog is designed as a place where readers with a passion for organizational innovation, … more

Baldrige Conference Provides Path for Those on ‘Quest for Excellence’
Release Date: January 26, 2010

Learn about the exceptional performance management practices and results of the 2009 recipients of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award at the Quest for Excellence XXII, April 12-14, 2010, … more

NIST Releases Final Report on Cowboys Facility Collapse
Release Date: January 26, 2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released its final report on the May 2, 2009, collapse during a severe thunderstorm of the fabric-covered, steel frame practice … more

Manufacturing Competition Challenges University Teams to Stack a Better Pallet
Release Date: January 26, 2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking university teams to participate in a May 2010 Virtual Manufacturing Automation Competition to simulate an industrial robot … more

Stacking the Deck: Single Photons Observed at Seemingly Faster-than-Light Speeds
Release Date: January 26, 2010

(Top) A single photon travels through alternating layers of low (blue) and high (green) refractive index material more slowly (top) or quickly (bottom) depending upon the order of the … more

Marine Lab Hunts Subtle Clues to Environmental Threats to Blue Crabs
Release Date: January 26, 2010

The Atlantic blue crab, Callinectes sapidus, long prized as a savory meal at a summer party or seafood restaurant, is a multi-million dollar source of income for those who harvest, process and … more

Engineered Metamaterials Enable Remarkably Small Antennas
Release Date: January 26, 2010

In an advance that might interest Q-Branch, the gadget makers for James Bond, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and partners from industry and academia have designed and … more

Proper Vaccine Refrigeration Vital to Putting Disease on Ice
Release Date: January 26, 2010

According to a NIST study, vaccines that have not been removed from their packaging (most often a cardboard box), retain their temperature longer than those that have been unpacked and … more

Call For Proposals
Release Date: January 20, 2010

The deadline for new and continuation proposals is January 28. 2010. Successful proposals will be allocated instrument time from April through October 2010. Limited time will be available on the … more

NIST Issues First Release of Framework for Smart Grid Interoperability
Release Date: January 19, 2010

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) issued today an initial list of standards, a preliminary cyber security strategy, and other … more

Governing Board of Smart Grid Standards Panel Announces Officers
Release Date: January 15, 2010

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that John D. McDonald, general manager of marketing for GE Energy’s transmission … more

Autonomous Robots Journal Special Issue November 2009
Release Date: January 14, 2010

Autonomous Robots Volume 27, Number 4, November 2009 Special Issue: Characterizing Mobile Robot Localization and Mapping Guest Editors: Raj Madhavan, Chris Scrapper, and Alex Kleiner more

NIST Quantum Computing Research Among Top Stories of 2009
Release Date: January 12, 2010

Three science magazines have selected quantum computing research by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) as top stories of 2009. All the research was performed by physicist … more

Theorists Close In on Improved Atomic Property Predictions
Release Date: January 12, 2010

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Indiana University (IU) have determined* the most accurate values ever for a fundamental property of the element lithium … more

What Were They Drinking? Researchers Investigate Radioactive Crock Pots
Release Date: January 12, 2010

Radioactive toothpaste, suppositories, makeup: Would-be inventors seeking to capitalize on the discovery of radioactivity in the late 19th century produced a plethora of questionable medical … more

NIST Scientists Quantify Nanoparticle-Protein Interactions
Release Date: January 12, 2010

A research team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has quantified the interaction of gold nanoparticles with important proteins found in human blood, an approach that … more

NIST Seeks Nominations for New Smart Grid Advisory Committee
Release Date: January 12, 2010

In a Federal Register notice published on Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2010, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST ) solicited nominations for members of a new committee that will advise … more

NIST Awards Over $34 Million for Research in Measurement Science
Release Date: January 12, 2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) last week awarded $34.12 million in grants for 27 research projects in measurement science and engineering. The one-time grants, ranging … more

$123 Million in Grants Will Fund New Research Facilities
Release Date: January 12, 2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) last week announced grants totaling more than $123 million to 11 universities and a non-profit research organization to provide cost-shared … more

Agilent CTO Joins NIST Advisory Group
Release Date: January 12, 2010

Darlene J.S. Solomon, chief technology officer for Agilent Technologies, has been chosen to serve on the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT), the primary policy advisory board of the … more

Six NIST Researchers Selected as IEEE Fellows
Release Date: January 12, 2010

Six researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have been named fellows of IEEE, as association for professionals involved in areas ranging from aerospace systems, … more

Sriram, Williams Honored as AAAS Fellows
Release Date: January 12, 2010

Two scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) were recently elected as 2009 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), an honor … more

Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology Awards Over $34 Million in Recovery Act Grants to Increase Innovation and Improve American Competitiveness
Release Date: January 8, 2010

GAITHERSBURG, Md.–The U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today awarded $34.12 million in grants for measurement science and engineering research. The … more

NIST Awards $123 Million in Recovery Act Grants To Construct New Research Facilities
Release Date: January 8, 2010

GAITHERSBURG, Md. — The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today awarded more than $123 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act grants to … more