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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

New Website Offers Easy Access to NIST Disaster and Failure Study Data
Release Date: 08/16/2011

For more than 40 years, scientists and engineers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have studied structural failures … more

NIST Seeks Improved Recovery of Samples from Biohazard Events
Release Date: 04/26/2011

It may not be as catchy a combination as "Miss Scarlet in the parlor with a revolver," but "polyester-rayon wipes in the field followed by … more

NIST, ASTM Land a One-Two Punch to Fight Explosives Terrorism
Release Date: 03/30/2011

Trace-explosives detectors (TEDs) are an increasingly common sight at airports and on loading docks, and emergency response personnel carry them … more

New Guidance for First Responders Collecting Suspected Biothreat Agents
Release Date: 11/24/2010

Suspicious packages and powders have triggered more than 30,000 responses by U.S. law enforcement agencies across the country since 2001. These … more

NIST, NTIA Seek Collaborators for Emergency Communications Demo Network
Release Date: 10/13/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) are seeking … more

Showcase - Bio-imaging Technologies (9/2009)
Release Date: 10/06/2009

A TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER AND FEDERAL MARKETPLACE EVENT TEDCO, NIST and NIH Present Bio-imaging Technologies For Commercial Adoption On Tuesday, … more

New NIST Trace Explosives Standard Slated for Homeland Security Duty
Release Date: 09/08/2009

SRM 2905, Trace Particulate Explosive Simulants, consists of four different test substances designed to simulate trace residues of C-4 plastic … more

Prototype NIST Method Detects and Measures Elusive Hazards
Release Date: 09/08/2009

A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a relatively simple, inexpensive method for detecting and … more

NIST Researchers 'All Aglow' Over New Test of Toxin Strength
Release Date: 06/16/2009

A new National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) assay using a "glow or no glow" technique may soon help the U.S. Department of … more

First Labs Approved for Testing Communications Interoperability
Release Date: 05/20/2009

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Office for Interoperability and Compatibility (OIC) recently announced that it has recognized the … more

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