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SF6 Shows Promise as Mercury Substitute
Release Date: 05/27/2016

PML's Weston Tew with the new triple-point cel more

HUD Cites NIST’s Community Resilience Planning Guide Among Aids to State and Local Governments
Release Date: 05/20/2016

As part of its efforts to encourage communities to consider their resilience to natural hazard risks, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban … more

NIST Forensic Scientist Helps Vietnamese Counterparts Identify Wartime Remains
Release Date: 05/18/2016

In a Hanoi, Vietnam, hotel conference room, Mike Coble led a group of scientists through a series of calculations. Coble’s presentation was heavy … more

NIST’s Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board Names New Chair
Release Date: 04/29/2016

Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Director Willie E. May today … more

NIST Kicks Off Effort to Defend Encrypted Data from Quantum Computer Threat
Release Date: 04/28/2016

If an exotic quantum computer is invented that could break the codes we depend on to protect confidential electronic information, what will we do … more

Chile Quake at Epicenter of Expanding Disaster and Failure Data Repository
Release Date: 04/26/2016

Feb. 27, 2010, is a date that most Chileans will probably never forget. On that day, the sixth strongest earthquake in recorded history—packing a … more

NIST Statement on ASTM E2329-14
Release Date: 03/17/2016

Since 2013, NIST has partnered with the U.S. Department of Justice to establish improved, more scientifically rigorous methods for collecting, … more

Registration for OSAC Las Vegas
Release Date: 02/09/2016

NIST's Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) will hold its public meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada on Monday-Tuesday, Feb. 22 and 23, … more

NIST Requests Comments on Computer Security Publication on Randomness
Release Date: 01/27/2016

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking public comment on its latest draft of a publication intended to help computer … more

Portable NIST Kit Can Recover Traces of Chemical Evidence
Release Date: 01/07/2016

A chemist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a portable version of his method for recovering trace … more

OSAC December 2015 Newsletter
Release Date: 12/18/2015

The Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) has released its December 2015 monthly newsletter to communicate … more

NIST Seeks Comments on Cybersecurity Framework Use, Potential Updates and Future Management
Release Date: 12/10/2015

*Feb. 9, 2016, update: The deadline for this RFI has been extended to Feb. 23, 2016. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is … more

Small Business Have a Role in Community Resilience
Release Date: 11/24/2015

Guest blog post by Stephen A. Cauffman , Manager, NIST Community Resilience Program Keep the doors open, equipment running and orders coming in. … more

November OSAC Newsletter
Release Date: 11/24/2015

The Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) has released its November 2015 monthly newsletter to communicate … more

Hazards Shouldn’t Lead to Disasters: NIST Releases New Community Resilience Planning Guide
Release Date: 10/29/2015

WASHINGTON, DC - The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today issued the Community Resilience … more

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