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Vulnerability Database Hits 20,000 Software-Flaw Mark
Release Date: 10/26/2006

Established just a little over a year ago, the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) National Vulnerability Database (NVD) now … more

Turning a Nuclear Spotlight on Illegal Weapons Material
Release Date: 10/26/2006

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) have demonstrated that they can … more

Emergency Tests Focus on Lab Radioactivity Analyses
Release Date: 09/28/2006

Working under severe time pressure, government laboratories can analyze radioactive samples fairly quickly—in a matter of hours—but with variable … more

Small, Low-noise Oscillator May Help in Surveillance
Release Date: 09/14/2006

A new design for a microwave oscillator that is smaller, simpler, and produces clearer signals at a single frequency than comparable devices has … more

NIST’s World Trade Center Investigation
Release Date: 09/08/2006

(9/8/2006, ARCHIVE, incorporated into 9/19/2011 update ) What is NIST? The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is an agency of … more

NIST Can Help You 'MBARK' onto Better Biometric Systems
Release Date: 07/20/2006

Once a tool primarily used by law enforcement to help identify criminals, biometric technologies increasingly are being used by government and the … more

NIST’s FISMA Team Receives AFFIRM Leadership Award
Release Date: 06/22/2006

The Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM) recently awarded a team of NIST employees the Leadership in Service to the … more

NIST Urges Implementation of Recommendations from World Trade Center Investigation Final Towers Report Released Today at Congressional Hearing
Release Date: 10/26/2005

WASHINGTON, D.C.— William Jeffrey, director of the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), today called … more

Guidelines Issued for Certifying, Accrediting PIV Card Issuers
Release Date: 08/10/2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed guidelines for federal agencies to use in planning and designing … more

Comprehensive Database of Computer Vulnerabilities Now Available
Release Date: 08/10/2005

Cyber attackers are constantly scanning the Internet looking for vulnerabilities in computer systems that will enable them to take control and use … more

Software Addresses Terrorist Building Threats
Release Date: 06/02/2005

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) economists have released risk assessment software that building owners and managers can use … more

NIST Issues Final Guidelines on Computer Security Controls for Federal Systems
Release Date: 02/28/2005

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today released its final version of recommended security controls … more

Federal Investigators Classify WTC Victims’ Locations Within Collapsed Buildings
Release Date: 07/20/2004

As part of its building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster, the Commerce Department’s National Institute of … more

NIST Study Shows Computerized Fingerprint Matching Is Highly Accurate
Release Date: 07/06/2004

Computerized systems that automatically match fingerprints have become so sophisticated that the best of them are accurate more than 99 percent of … more

U.S. Department of Commerce Charter of the National Institute of Standards and Technology National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee
Release Date: 11/12/2002

ESTABLISHMENT: In accordance with the requirements of Section11 of the National Construction Safety Team Act (P. L. 107-231), hereinafter referred … more

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