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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

Framework Document on Cybersecurity Open for Public Comment
Release Date: 10/25/2007

Widely recognized as the engine that drives the U.S. economy, information technology enables the vast majority of organizations to carry out their … more

How to Protect Your Web Server from Attacks
Release Date: 10/11/2007

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a new publication that provides detailed tips on how to make web servers … more

High-Speed Quantum Key System Wins Research Award
Release Date: 09/27/2007

A high-speed quantum cryptography system that allows “Alice” and “Bob” to discuss things in absolute secrecy earned a 2007 R&D 100 Award for a … more

"Guide to Secure Web Services" Provides Blueprint to Safer Web 2.0
Release Date: 09/13/2007

Many Web-based services, from shopping to online word processing, allow computer programs to talk to each other and exchange user data across … more

Voting Standards Guidance Sent to Election Commission
Release Date: 09/13/2007

Recommendations for a new set of requirements intended to make future voting systems more “secure, reliable, and easier for all voters to use” … more

NIST Votes for U.S. 'Approval with Comments' on Office Open XML Standard to Meet International Voting Deadline
Release Date: 08/31/2007

In preparation for the September 2 international voting deadline, the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

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