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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

Federal Register: November 12, 2002
Release Date: 11/12/2002

DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE National Institute of Standards and Technology National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee AGENCY: National … more

Commerce's NIST Seeks Members for National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee
Release Date: 11/12/2002

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced in today's Federal Register that it is seeking … more

President Signs Bill Granting Commerce's NIST New Authorities to Investigate Major Building Failures
Release Date: 10/02/2002

President Bush late yesterday signed into law legislation giving the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) … more

NIST Issues Guidelines to Protect First Responders Exposed To Chemical, Biological, Radiological or Nuclear Agents
Release Date: 09/19/2002

A new report issued today by the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is the first comprehensive set of … more

Commerce's NIST Details Federal Investigation of World Trade Center Collapse
Release Date: 08/21/2002

More information on the investigation is available at http://wtc.nist.gov The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING between the Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Release Date: 03/29/2002

I. BACKGROUND Every year, millions of Americans face disaster, and its terrifying consequences. Natural perils of extreme winds, fires, … more

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