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NIST Leads Federal Effort to Save Lives and Property from Windstorms
Release Date: 07/12/2016

Congress recently designated the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to be the lead agency for the National Windstorm Impact … more

HUD Cites NIST’s Community Resilience Planning Guide Among Aids to State and Local Governments
Release Date: 05/20/2016

As part of its efforts to encourage communities to consider their resilience to natural hazard risks, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban … more

Chile Quake at Epicenter of Expanding Disaster and Failure Data Repository
Release Date: 04/26/2016

Feb. 27, 2010, is a date that most Chileans will probably never forget. On that day, the sixth strongest earthquake in recorded history—packing a … more

NIST Report: Science-Based Data Collection Key to Better Wildland Fire Defense
Release Date: 02/24/2016

A new report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) describes how researchers analyzed a major 2011 Texas wildland fire … more

Evaluating Investments in Community Resilience: New Guide Explains How
Release Date: 01/04/2016

Communities weighing choices for capital improvement projects intended to improve their resilience to severe weather, wildfires, earthquakes, or … more

Small Business Have a Role in Community Resilience
Release Date: 11/24/2015

Guest blog post by Stephen A. Cauffman , Manager, NIST Community Resilience Program Keep the doors open, equipment running and orders coming in. … more

Four Agencies Join with NIST to Co-Sponsor New Community Resilience Panel
Release Date: 11/13/2015

Four federal agencies have joined with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to sponsor a new independent panel devoted to … more

NIST Study of Colorado Wildfire Shows Actions Can Change Outcomes
Release Date: 11/09/2015

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—A new study of Colorado’s devastating 2012 Waldo Canyon wildfire demonstrates that prompt and effective action can significantly … more

Hazards Shouldn’t Lead to Disasters: NIST Releases New Community Resilience Planning Guide
Release Date: 10/29/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today issued the Community Resilience … more

NIST Seeks Members for New Panel to Help Communities Become More Resilient
Release Date: 09/01/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks members for a new Community Resilience Panel, part of the institute’s effort to … more

NIST Taps Experts in Business Continuity, Network Disaster Recovery for Community Resilience Efforts
Release Date: 06/30/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has named experts in business continuity planning and the post-disaster recovery of … more

NIST Releases Draft Community Resilience Planning Guide for Public Review
Release Date: 04/27/2015

Remarks by Dr. Willie E. May, Acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and Acting NIST Director, at the Launch of the NIST … more

NIST to Launch Review of Resilience Planning Guide at Houston Workshop, April 27, 2015
Release Date: 04/14/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)will issue the full draft of its Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and … more

NIST Names Two to Earthquake Advisory Board
Release Date: 03/16/2015

A public health expert and a sociologist have been appointed by Willie May, acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and … more

4th NIST Disaster Resilience Workshop, San Diego, Feb. 18-19, 2015
Release Date: 01/06/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host, on Feb. 18 and 19, 2015, its fourth regional workshop devoted to developing a … more

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