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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

New Profile Lays Out Roadmap, Standards for Government Use of IPv6
Release Date: 09/16/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published version 1 of a standards profile to support government agencies as they … more

Upgraded Vulnerability Database Enables Advances in Security Automation
Release Date: 09/16/2008

Facilitating efforts to automate important computer security tasks, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has upgraded the … more

Biometric Consortium Conference 2008 Will Be Held Sept. 23-25
Release Date: 09/03/2008

The Biometric Consortium Conference 2008, to be held in Tampa, Fla., Sept. 23-25, will focus on biometric technologies for homeland security, … more

NIST To Host 4th Security Automation Conference and Workshop
Release Date: 09/03/2008

From Sept. 22-25, 2008, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will host a conference and accompanying workshops demonstrating … more

NIST Requests Comments on Next Generation C/A Process for Information Systems
Release Date: 08/19/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released for public review and comment a major revision to its security … more

Updated Information Security Performance Measurement Guide Published
Release Date: 08/06/2008

The quintessential guide to evaluating the effectiveness of security controls applied to information systems and information security programs has … more

Vegas ‘Quantum Spookshow’ Demos On-the-Fly Encryption of Streaming Video
Release Date: 08/06/2008

Las Vegas shows often are on the cutting edge. Following this tradition, researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

How Secure Is Your Network? NIST Model Knows
Release Date: 07/22/2008

Data breaches are a recurring nightmare for IT managers responsible for securing not only their company’s confidential data, but possibly also … more

New NIST Pub Can Help IT Managers Assess Security Controls
Release Date: 07/09/2008

A new publication released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on June 30 can help information system managers negotiate … more

Software Helps Developers Get Started with PIV Cards
Release Date: 07/09/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed two demonstration software packages that show how Personal Identity … more

Wake-Up Call: Draft Security Pub Looks at Cell Phones, PDAs
Release Date: 07/09/2008

In recent years cell phones and PDAs—“Personal Digital Assistants”—have exploded in power, performance and features. They now often boast expanded … more

Physicists Produce Quantum-Entangled Images
Release Date: 06/24/2008

In this photo montage of actual quantum images, two laser beams coming from the bright glare in the distance transmit images of a cat-like face at … more

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