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NIST Study Shows Computerized Fingerprint Matching Is Highly Accurate
Release Date: 07/06/2004

Computerized systems that automatically match fingerprints have become so sophisticated that the best of them are accurate more than 99 percent of … more

NIST Calls for Comments on Draft of Federal Computer Security Controls Guidelines
Release Date: 11/03/2003

Computer scientists at the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today released an initial public draft of … more

Commerce's NIST Reports Significant Advances Made in Facial Recognition Technology
Release Date: 03/13/2003

Computers have become much more adept at “recognizing” human faces during the past two years, states a report released today by the Commerce … more

NIST: Both Fingerprints, Facial Recognition Needed to Protect U.S. Borders
Release Date: 02/11/2003

Commerce Agency Recommends 'Dual Approach' as Best Option A dual approach that employs both fingerprint and facial recognition technology is the … more

New Commerce Guidelines to Help Protect Against Cyberattacks
Release Date: 10/29/2002

Federal Agencies, Military and Private Sector to Benefit from NIST Procedures Federal agencies now have a systematic way to evaluate their … more

Commerce's NIST and National Federation of the Blind Cooperate on Development of Technology that Allows the Blind to 'Feel' Electronic Images
Release Date: 10/24/2002

Partnership Exemplifies President's New Freedom Initiative for Helping Americans with Disabilities NIST researchers John Roberts (right) and … more

Four New NIST Guides Counter Cyberattacks Furthers Administration's Commitment to Secure Cyberspace
Release Date: 10/02/2002

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published four new computer security guides that are the … more

Neumann Receives Computer System Security Award
Release Date: 06/18/2002

One of the country's pioneering figures in computer security was honored in a special ceremony at the Commerce Department's National Institute of … more

Design Proposed for Large-Scale Quantum Computer
Release Date: 06/12/2002

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the University of Michigan have taken … more

Commerce Secretary Announces New Standard for Global Information Security
Release Date: 12/04/2001

Commerce Secretary Announces New Standard for Global Information Security (News Release) AES Questions and Answers AES Home Page Oct 2, 2000, News … more

NIST Launches New Information Technology Security Effort
Release Date: 10/02/2001

The Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology today awarded $5 million total in funding for nine research grants … more

NIST Presents Jacob Rabinow Applied Research Award to Fuller, Roosen and Langer
Release Date: 11/30/2000

Edwin R. Fuller, Jr., Andrew R. Roosen, and Stephen A. Langer, have received the 2000 Jacob Rabinow Applied Research Award from the National … more

Frederick Resident Receives Award for Strengthening NIST Ties with Industry
Release Date: 11/30/2000

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the Commerce Department's Technology Administration, has presented its 2000 … more

Breakthroughs in Thin-Film Magnetic Devices Earn NIST Stratton Award for Robert D. McMichael
Release Date: 11/30/2000

The National Institute of Standards and Technology, an agency of the Commerce Department's Technology Administration, has presented its 2000 … more

Commerce Department Announces Winner of Global Information Security Competition
Release Date: 10/02/2000

A worldwide competition to develop a new encryption technique that can be used to protect computerized information ended today when Secretary of … more

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