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Who, What, WHEN: Determining the Age of Fingerprints
Release Date: 08/24/2015

Watch the imprint of a tire track in soft mud, and it will slowly blur, the ridges of the pattern gradually flowing into the valleys. Researchers … more

U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce Name Six Experts as New Members of National Commission on Forensic Science
Release Date: 08/06/2015

DOJ Contact:  Office of Public Affairs, 202-514-2007  The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National … more

NIST Releases SHA-3 Cryptographic Hash Standard
Release Date: 08/05/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the final version of its " Secure Hash Algorithm-3 " standard, a … more

New Shellfish Reference Material Will Help Monitor Oceans’ Radioactive Contamination
Release Date: 08/04/2015

A new reference material that will help laboratories accurately measure radioactive contamination in seawater is now available from the National … more

NIST and NTIA Seek Industry Partners for Public Safety Communications Test Bed
Release Date: 07/14/2015

The Commerce Department’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program is signing up a new round of industry collaborators for the test … more

NIST Taps Experts in Business Continuity, Network Disaster Recovery for Community Resilience Efforts
Release Date: 06/30/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has named experts in business continuity planning and the post-disaster recovery of … more

Gates Foundation Rep Visits PML Vaccine Transport Lab
Release Date: 06/26/2015

PML’s Michal Chojnacky (left) giving a tour of her vaccine thermometry lab to the Gates Foundation’s Stephen Hadley. This month, a representative … more

NIST Revises Key Computer Security Publication on Random Number Generation
Release Date: 06/25/2015

In response to public concerns about cryptographic security, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has formally revised its … more

Research Roadmap Traces the Path to ‘Smart’ Fire Fighting
Release Date: 06/18/2015

Interconnected technologies can help to reduce nation's fire toll   When responding to the more than 1.2 million blazes reported annually, the … more

Keynote Speakers Announced for the International Symposium on Forensic Science Error Management
Release Date: 06/09/2015

  #NISTForensics We are pleased to introduce our two keynote speakers for the first-ever International Symposium on Forensic Science Error … more

NIST Requests Comments on a Draft Privacy Risk Management Framework
Release Date: 06/02/2015

Note: The deadline for submitting comments on NISTIR 8062 has been extended to July 31, 2015.   Innovations in cloud computing, big data and … more

NIST Develops First ‘Roadmap’ for Public Safety Communications Research
Release Date: 05/26/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the first “roadmap” for the next 20 years of research needed to establish … more

New NIST Center of Excellence to Improve Statistical Analysis of Forensic Evidence
Release Date: 05/26/2015

As part of a national collaborative effort to strengthen the scientific basis for forensic evidence used in the criminal justice system, the U.S. … more

NIST Seeks to Fill Three Vacancies on Forensic Science Standards Organization
Release Date: 05/21/2015

NIST's Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC), the 540-member group working to develop a uniform set of forensic science standards and … more

Global Cities Expo to Showcase ‘Internet of Things’ Apps, June 1
Release Date: 05/20/2015

The community of the future will solve problems using machines linked and coordinated by Internet-style networks. For a glimpse of this exciting … more

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