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NIST Director Testifies on Voting Machine Standards
Release Date: 07/20/2006

On July 19, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Director Bill Jeffrey testified before the House Committee on Science and the … more

NIST’s FISMA Team Receives AFFIRM Leadership Award
Release Date: 06/22/2006

The Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM) recently awarded a team of NIST employees the Leadership in Service to the … more

Draft Guide Will Help Make WLANs More Secure
Release Date: 06/22/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is requesting comments on a new draft guide that is intended to help organizations make … more

Alliance Donates Health IT Standards Directory to NIST
Release Date: 06/08/2006

The National Alliance for Health Information Technology is donating its directory of health information technology (IT) standards to help the … more

Mass Spectrometry Methods Database Gets Major Update
Release Date: 05/25/2006

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently added 150 new methods—nicknamed "recipes"—to a database already … more

Registration Open for Biometrics Conference
Release Date: 05/25/2006

Registration is now open for the Biometrics Consortium Conference 2006, one of the nation's largest conferences featuring the latest advances in … more

New Security Standard Is Key to Helping Federal Agencies Protect Information Systems
Release Date: 03/14/2006

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez today announced a new standard to help federal agencies improve their information technology … more

Telecom Meeting to Focus on Emerging Networks
Release Date: 02/16/2006

Technology in today’s fast-moving telecommunications industry is all about convergence. The “next big thing” are the so-called Next Generation … more

NIST Issues Final Federal Biometric Specs
Release Date: 02/02/2006

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) yesterday issued the final publication describing how biometrics should be stored on … more

Updated Federal Guide on Cryptography Available
Release Date: 01/17/2006

In an increasingly open environment of interconnected computer systems and networks, security is essential to ensure that information remains … more

Virgil Gligor to Receive NIST/NSA Security Award
Release Date: 11/17/2005

Dr. Virgil Gligor, one of the country's pioneering figures in computer security, will be presented with the 2006 National Information Systems … more

NIST Develops Health Care IT Standards Repository
Release Date: 10/20/2005

Information technology has made it simpler and more convenient to handle a myriad of tasks online, such as booking a hotel, paying bills and … more

Federal Cryptography Guide Available for Comment
Release Date: 10/07/2005

Today, federal agencies use computer systems and networks to store information and to interact with industry, private citizens and other … more

Experts To Examine Virtual Enterprise Uses of Info Tech
Release Date: 09/09/2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Enterprise Integration Inc. (EII) are sponsoring a conference on how computer … more

Comments Sought on Revision of Federal ID Standard
Release Date: 09/09/2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology would like comments on proposed changes to a Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) … more

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