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Safer Net Surfing Is Goal of NIST Domain Name Security Experts
Release Date: 03/10/2009

When you type www.irs.gov —or the Web address of your bank or an e-commerce site—into your web browser, you want to be sure that no one is … more

Updated Recommendations for Protecting Wireless, Remote Access Data
Release Date: 02/24/2009

Telecommuting has freed many to work far from the confines of the office via laptop, but the price of working while sipping a latte at that sunny … more

NIST/Maryland Researchers Demonstrate 'Quantum Data Buffering' Scheme -- 'Delayed Quantum Image' Potentially Useful for Quantum Computers
Release Date: 02/12/2009

In this simplified representation of the experimental setup for a ‘quantum buffer,’ a cell containing rubidium gas is used to produce a pair of … more

First Major Update to SP 800-53 Is Available for Public Comment
Release Date: 02/10/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued for public comment its first major update of Special Publication 800-53, the … more

Sorting Diamonds from Toothbrushes: New Guide to Protecting Personal Information
Release Date: 01/13/2009

Thefts of personally identifiable information (PII), such as social security and credit card account numbers, are increasing dramatically. Adding … more

Electronic Methods Potentially Secure for Sending Blank Ballots Overseas; Serious Issues Remain for Receiving Votes -- NIST Report Identifies Security Threats and Potential Controls for Overseas Voting
Release Date: 12/23/2008

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—Electronic technologies could be deployed immediately and reliably to augment slower postal mail for distributing ballots to … more

NIST Posts 51 Entries for New Hash Algorithm Competition
Release Date: 12/23/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced the first-round candidates for its open cryptographic competition to … more

NIST Report Identifies Security Threats, Possible Controls for Overseas Voting
Release Date: 12/23/2008

Electronic technologies could be deployed immediately and reliably to augment slower postal mail for distributing ballots to U.S. citizens living … more

Belgium to Host First Conference for New Hash Algorithm Competition
Release Date: 12/09/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced the first conference on an open cryptographic competition to select a new … more

Sevenfold Accuracy Improvement for 3-D 'Virtual Reality' Labs
Release Date: 12/09/2008

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed software that improves the accuracy of the tracking devices … more

Saying ‘Cheese’ for More Effective Border Security
Release Date: 11/25/2008

A graphical overlay can improve the quality of facial images obtained by facial recognition systems. Credit: NIST View hi-resolution image Facial … more

NIST Receives 64 Submissions for New ‘Hash’ Algorithm
Release Date: 11/12/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has received a total of 64 submissions for a competition to develop a new cryptographic … more

First Tunable, ‘Noiseless’ Amplifier May Boost Quantum Computing, Communications
Release Date: 10/14/2008

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and JILA, a joint institute of NIST and the University of Colorado (CU) … more

Updated Specification Issued for PIV Card Implementations
Release Date: 10/14/2008

This smart chip on a Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card holds two fingerprint biometrics, a unique number that identifies the individual … more

JILA Scientists Create First Dense Gas of Ultracold ‘Polar’ Molecules
Release Date: 10/01/2008

Scientists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Colorado at Boulder … more

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