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Researchers Give High Marks to New Technology for Fingerprint Identification
Release Date: 04/21/2009

Overworked crime scene investigators can take heart at the results of recent tests at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) of … more

FISMA Project Manager Named to ISSA Hall of Fame
Release Date: 04/21/2009

Ron Ross Credit: NIST Ron Ross, senior computer scientist and information security researcher at the National Institute of Standards and … more

Quantum Computers Will Require Complex Software to Manage Errors
Release Date: 04/07/2009

Highlighting another challenge to the development of quantum computers, theorists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

NIST Issues Open and Transparent Methods for Testing Electronic Voting Systems
Release Date: 04/07/2009

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has opened for public comment detailed new methods for testing future electronic voting … more

Conference on Safeguarding Health Information, May 18-19
Release Date: 03/24/2009

Most people’s experience with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) consists of a quick glance at a photocopied document … more

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

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