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NIST’s Rolling Wireless Net Helps Improve First-Responder Communications
Release Date: 08/10/2016

First responders often have trouble communicating with each other in emergencies. They may use different types of radios, or they may be working in … more

NIST 3D Ballistics Research Database Goes Live
Release Date: 07/07/2016

It’s a staple of the TV-crime drama: a ballistics expert tries to match two bullets using a microscope with a split-screen display. One bullet was … more

Joint OSAC FSSB and NIST Statement on ASTM E2329-14
Release Date: 07/05/2016

On Jan. 11, 2016, the OSAC Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) voted to elevate ASTM Standard E2329-14 “Standard Practice for Identification … more

Department of Justice and National Institute of Standards and Technology Name Two Experts as New Members of National Commission on Forensic Science
Release Date: 06/16/2016

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

How to Quantify the Weight of Forensic Evidence: A Lively Debate
Release Date: 06/02/2016

On May 5 and 6, 2016, NIST hosted a technical colloquium on an important question facing virtually every branch of forensic science today: How … more

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

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