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Testing of Radiation Detection Systems

NIST is working together with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Domestic Nuclear Detection Office (DNDO) in testing radiation detection … more

National and International Standards for X-ray Security Screening Applications

The primary objective of this project is to assure the technical performance and radiation safety of the nation’s x-ray and gamma-ray security … more

Metrology and Standards for Canine Olfactory Detection of Explosives

As part of a multi-year interagency agreement between the Office of Standards of the Department of Homeland Security and NIST, NIST is developing … more

Development of NIST Standard Reference Materials for Trace Explosives Detection

As part of a multiyear interagency agreement between NIST and the Office of Standards of the Department of Homeland Security, NIST is developing a … more

Determination of Traces of Fissionable Materials Using Delayed Neutron Activation Analysis

Detecting clandestine fissile material like 235 U and 239 Pu is technically challenging in the lab or in the field because it emits little … more

Fundamental Chemical Metrology

The Chemical Sciences Division serves as the Nation’s reference laboratory for chemical compositional measurements and standards to enhance U.S. … more

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Contact

William G. Billotte, PhD
Program Manager,
National Security Standards Program
Special Programs Office
National Institute of Standards and Technology
100 Bureau Drive,
Mail Stop 8102
Gaithersburg, MD 20899
phone: 301-975-8610