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New NIST Publication Recommends Best Fits Between Federal ‘Locks’ and ‘Keys’
Release Date: 04/01/2008

Federal agencies have begun issuing a secure form of government-wide ID known as the Personal Identity Verification (PIV) card, mandated in 2004 … more

Software Tackles Production Line Machine ‘Cyclic Jitters’
Release Date: 04/01/2008

Electronic commands passed from machine to machine over data networks increasingly drive today’s precisely timed and sequenced manufacturing … more

NIST Shows On-card Fingerprint Match Is Secure, Speedy
Release Date: 04/01/2008

A fingerprint identification technology for use in Personal Identification Verification (PIV) cards that offers improved protection from identity … more

NIST Votes for U.S. Approval of the Modified Office Open XML Standard
Release Date: 03/18/2008

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has voted for U.S. approval of a modified version of the proposed … more

NIST Requests Comments on Proposed Biometrics Lab Program
Release Date: 03/05/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking public comments on a proposed new program to accredit testing laboratories … more

Biometrics Standards Registry for U.S. Government Issued for Public Comment; Deadline is March 10
Release Date: 02/08/2008

An interagency subcommittee of the White House's National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) issued a draft document today that lists … more

Revised NIST IPv6 Profile Released for Comment
Release Date: 02/05/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a second draft of a proposed standards profile to support the … more

New Web Site Lists Validated Software Security Tools for Federal IT
Release Date: 02/05/2008

A new Web site launched by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) can help federal information systems managers maintain the … more

March Conference Explores Building Trust on the Internet
Release Date: 01/23/2008

Establishing trust in Internet transactions is a mutual process between user and service provider. In bank transactions, for example, customers … more

Concrete Flow Researchers to Use Argonne Supercomputer
Release Date: 01/23/2008

A nonphotorealistic image from a computer simulation showing 2,025 rocks. Rocks with high stress values are colored solid and have their stress … more

January Workshop to Focus on Safeguarding Health Care Information
Release Date: 01/08/2008

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in conjunction with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), is sponsoring … more

‘Combinatorial’ Approach Squashes Software Bugs Faster, Cheaper
Release Date: 12/12/2007

A team of computer scientists and mathematicians from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the University of Texas, … more

NIST Issues Call for a New 'Hash' Algorithm
Release Date: 11/08/2007

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has opened a competition to develop a new cryptographic "hash" algorithm, a tool that … more

New Scoring System Protects Credit Card Transactions
Release Date: 11/08/2007

As this year’s holiday season approaches, your credit card transactions may be a little more secure thanks to standards adopted by the payment … more

NIST Licenses Systems to Help the Blind ‘See’ Images
Release Date: 10/25/2007

Researchers John Roberts (right) and Oliver Slattery (left) using the tactile graphic display device to depict the NIST logo. Credit: NIST View … more

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