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Pioneer NIST Computer Remembered on 60th Anniversary
Release Date: 06/23/2010

Ethel Marden, National Bureau of Standards (now the National Institute of Standards and Technology) computer programmer, operates the Standards … more

NIST Helps Accelerate the Federal Government's Move to the Cloud
Release Date: 06/09/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has been designated by Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra to accelerate the … more

July Workshop Devoted to Improving Usability of Health Care IT
Release Date: 05/25/2010

Improving the ease of use of information systems for the health care industry could significantly facilitate the adoption of technology that has … more

Comments Sought on Updated Guide for Assessing Federal IT Security Controls
Release Date: 05/11/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued the final draft of Special Publication 800-53A, Revision 1, Guide for … more

NIST Releases Successor to Venerable Handbook of Math Functions
Release Date: 05/11/2010

GAITHERSBURG, Md. -- After a decade of preparation, the U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has … more

NIST Joins Task Force to Study Nexus Between Innovation and Privacy Policy
Release Date: 04/27/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has joined a Commerce-Department-wide Internet Policy Task Force to identify leading … more

USGv6 Stakeholders Meet to Discuss Testing Program and Updated Protocol
Release Date: 04/27/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is hosting a public meeting on May 20, 2010 at the NIST site in Gaithersburg, Md., to … more

FISMA Project Manager Ron Ross Named to 2010 Federal 100 List
Release Date: 04/13/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Ron Ross has received the 2010 Federal 100 Award. Presented by Federal Computer Week , … more

NIST Detector Counts Photons With 99 Percent Efficiency
Release Date: 04/13/2010

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed* the world's most efficient single photon detector, which … more

Health Information Security Conference to Run May 11-12 in D.C.
Release Date: 03/30/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is co-hosting a conference to explore the current health information technology security … more

NIST Racetrack Ion Trap is a Contender in Quantum Computing Quest
Release Date: 03/30/2010

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have built and tested a device for trapping electrically charged atoms … more

March Workshop at NIST to Focus on Preserving Our Digital Data
Release Date: 03/16/2010

Experts on digital preservation are gathering at a workshop at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Md., … more

NIST, Partners Develop Testing Infrastructure for Health IT Systems
Release Date: 03/16/2010

Fully incorporating modern information technology into the healthcare system promises many benefits, including better quality care, less paperwork … more

Key to Security: Biometrics Standards
Release Date: 03/02/2010

NIST develops and tests biometrics (e.g., fingerprint, face, iris, and multimodal) standards and technology that promote security, … more

Role-Based Training for IT Security Is the Topic of March Educators’ Conference
Release Date: 03/02/2010

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Federal Information Systems Security Educators' Association (FISSEA) are … more

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