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Software and Systems Division


The mission of the Software and Systems Division (SSD) is to work with industry, academia and other government agencies to accelerate the development and adoption of correct, reliable, testable software, leading to increased trust and confidence in deployed software; promulgate methods to develop better standards and testing tools for today's software infrastructures and tomorrow's next-generation software systems; advance the state of the art of software testing by developing scientifically rigorous, breakthrough techniques to automatically generate tests that are cheaper to develop and more comprehensive; lead efforts for conformance testing, especially at the early stage of standards development; develop integrated test environments to coalesce systems; facilitates the transfer of these activities and technologies into national infrastructures and commercial sectors." -- SSD Division Chief


Articles of interest....

The NSRL and CFTT projects are discussed in an article in FedScoop, August 12, 2015.

How Toyota Picks Software Tools with help from  NIST Reports, EETimes, August 11, 2015

Eric Simmon, interviewed for FCW: article: Simple advice for tackling the complexity of cloud, December 9, 2014.

National Institute of Standards and Technology Seeks Input Following APCO Workshop on App Security Requirements, APCO International, August 8, 2014


Archived Articles...


John Messina, Senior Member of the Cloud Computing Program at NIST discusses "The Beneficial Roles of Standards in Cloud Computing" [Available from in HD]

Ram Sriram, Chief, SSD, gave the keynote speech at the Internet of Things 2014 Conference, entitled, "Smart Networked Systems and Societies: Towards Smart Healthcare," October, 8, 2014, Cambridge, MA.

Revised Guidelines on Mobile Device Forensics released May 2014


General Information:
Ram Sriram, Division Chief
301-975-3262 Telephone
301-975-6097 Facsimile

100 Bureau Drive, M/S 8970
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8970