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NIST Tornado Reports Urge New Standards for Saving Lives, Property
Release Date: 12/03/2013

Nationally accepted standards for building design and construction, public shelters and emergency communications can significantly reduce deaths … more

NIST Scientists Contribute to Nobel Peace Prize Winning Efforts on Chemical Weapons Detection
Release Date: 11/05/2013

Innovative chemical weapons detection technologies developed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have … more

New Spectrometry Standard for Handheld Chemical Detectors Aids First Responders
Release Date: 10/24/2013

When it comes to detectors for dangerous chemicals, toxins or nefarious germs, smaller and faster is better. But size and speed must still allow … more

NIST Nose a Hit When They Smell It: A New Generation of Odor-Releasing Materials for Training Dogs
Release Date: 09/17/2013

Traditionally, the training of bomb-sniffing dogs has been a hazardous job, but newly developed odor-releasing materials could take the risk out … more

NIST Releases Updates to Digital Signature Standard
Release Date: 07/23/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a revision to the digital standard used to ensure the integrity of … more

CT Standards Save Time and Money
Release Date: 06/05/2013

Larry Hudson with NIST-fabricated examples of test artifacts called out by the new CT image quality standard for security applications. Click … more

Innovation in Spectroscopy Could Improve Greenhouse Gas Detection
Release Date: 05/14/2013

Detecting greenhouse gases in the atmosphere could soon become far easier with the help of an innovative technique* developed by a team at the … more

New Player in Electron Field Emitter Technology Makes for Better Imaging and Communications
Release Date: 03/05/2013

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Maryland, College Park, have built a practical, … more

National Institute of Standards and Technology Initiates Development of New Cybersecurity Framework
Release Date: 02/13/2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced the first step in the development of a Cybersecurity Framework, which … more

NIST Selects Winner of Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA-3) Competition
Release Date: 10/02/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced the winner of its five-year competition to select a new cryptographic … more

NIST Official Testifies on Threat Detection Science for National Security
Release Date: 07/25/2012

On July 19, 2012, Richard Cavanagh, Director of the Office of Special Programs at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), … more

NIST Releases Test Framework for Upgrading Smart Electrical Meters
Release Date: 07/11/2012

Next-generation "smart" electrical meters for residential and commercial buildings will have computerized operating systems just as laptops or … more

Iris Recognition Report Evaluates 'Needle in Haystack' Search Capability
Release Date: 04/17/2012

Identifying people by acquiring pictures of their eyes is becoming easier, according to a new report* from the National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST Proposes Update to Digital Signature Standard
Release Date: 04/17/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced proposed changes to a standard that specifies how to implement digital … more

Public/Private Leaders Collaborate on Ways to Fight Botnets
Release Date: 10/04/2011

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. departments of Commerce and Homeland Security (DHS) today discussed with other federal agencies and private-sector … more

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