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Advancing the state-of-the-art in IT in such applications as cyber security and biometrics, the National Institute of Standards and Technology accelerates the development and deployment of systems that are reliable, usable, interoperable, and secure; advances measurement science through innovations in mathematics, statistics, and computer science; and conducts research to develop the measurements and standards infrastructure for emerging information technologies and applications.

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Programs and Projects
Web Force-Field (WebFF) - A Smart Force Field Repository for Soft Materials

As part of our mission to support the Materials Genome Initiative (MGI), we are developing data repositories and tools that support Integrated … more

Modeling Dispersion Rheology for Non-Spherical Particles

The flow of polymer composites via injection molding, spraying or spreading on surfaces is crucial to polymer composite manufacturing. For … more

Density Functional Tight Binding Methods

Density Functional Tight Binding (DFTB) methods have been shown to be capable of producing reliable molecular structures and energetics at a … more

Cryptographic Hash Algorithm Competition

NIST opened a public competition on November 2, 2007 to develop a new cryptographic hash algorithm, which converts a variable length message into … more

Cryptographic Standards Development Process Review

Recent news reports about leaked classified documents have caused concern from the cryptographic community about the security of NIST … more

Measurement Science for Complex Information Systems

This project aims to develop and evaluate a coherent set of methods to understand behavior in complex information systems, such as the Internet, … more

Software
Network Modeling Software

This software is a set of NetworkX additions for the creation of graphs to model networks. Graphicality Testing -- This is a set of routines for … more

Simulation tool for P25 ISSI protocols

The P25 ISSI Simulation Tool is designed to allow Public Safety users to analyze and to understand the behavior of the network when deploying the … more

Video-based Automated System for Iris Recognition (VASIR)

Video-based Automatic System for Iris Recognition (VASIR) is a NIST implemented iris recognition algorithm designed to work on both conventional … more

Seamless and Secure Mobility - Tools

A simulation platform based on NS-2 as been developed in order to leverage publicly available modules for several wireless and wired technologies. more

Extreme Winds and Wind Effects on Structures

The Building and Fire Research Laboratory has an established long-term collaboration with the NIST Statistical Engineering Division in the … more

OOF: Finite Element Analysis of Microstructures

The OOF software provides a finite-element modeling capability to users in the field of materials science. It encapsulates advanced numerical … more

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