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Commerce’s NIST Coordinates Study of Structural Damage from Gulf Hurricanes
Release Date: 10/13/2005

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that it has deployed the first … more

Industrial Physics Forum: Innovation Infrastructure
Release Date: 08/26/2005

Industry executives, research managers, academics and science policy decision makers are invited to attend The Industrial Physics Forum on Nov. … more

Guidelines Issued for Certifying, Accrediting PIV Card Issuers
Release Date: 08/10/2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed guidelines for federal agencies to use in planning and designing … more

First Large-Scale Evaluation of Iris Recognition Under Way
Release Date: 08/10/2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that it is running the Iris Challenge Evaluation (ICE), the first … more

Comprehensive Database of Computer Vulnerabilities Now Available
Release Date: 08/10/2005

Cyber attackers are constantly scanning the Internet looking for vulnerabilities in computer systems that will enable them to take control and use … more

Bioagent Detector Guide Aids First Responder Purchasing
Release Date: 07/26/2005

Ever since envelopes containing anthrax bacteria were mailed to Congressional and media offices in 2001 causing several deaths, many first … more

Software Addresses Terrorist Building Threats
Release Date: 06/02/2005

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) economists have released risk assessment software that building owners and managers can use … more

NIST Issues Final Guidelines on Computer Security Controls for Federal Systems
Release Date: 02/28/2005

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today released its final version of recommended security controls … more

Experiments at Demolition of Old Washington Convention Center Aim to Improve First Responder Communications
Release Date: 12/15/2004

Experiments aimed at improving emergency radio communications will be performed by researchers from the Department of Commerce's National … more

New System ‘Sees’ Crimes on Audiotape
Release Date: 10/26/2004

The Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a real-time magnetic imaging system that enables … more

Federal Investigators Classify WTC Victims’ Locations Within Collapsed Buildings
Release Date: 07/20/2004

As part of its building and fire safety investigation of the World Trade Center (WTC) disaster, the Commerce Department’s National Institute of … more

NIST Study Shows Computerized Fingerprint Matching Is Highly Accurate
Release Date: 07/06/2004

Computerized systems that automatically match fingerprints have become so sophisticated that the best of them are accurate more than 99 percent of … more

Agreements to Facilitate NIST WTC Investigation
Release Date: 10/31/2003

The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced that it has reached an agreement with the City of … more

Public Safety Studies on Evacuation of World Trade Center to be Announced at April 8 Community Forum
Release Date: 03/24/2003

Forum Sponsored by the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health and The New York Academy of Medicine Scientific investigators from … more

U.S. Department of Commerce Charter of the National Institute of Standards and Technology National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee
Release Date: 11/12/2002

ESTABLISHMENT: In accordance with the requirements of Section11 of the National Construction Safety Team Act (P. L. 107-231), hereinafter referred … more

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