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NIST to Launch Review of Resilience Planning Guide at Houston Workshop, April 27, 2015
Release Date: 04/14/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)will issue the full draft of its Community Resilience Planning Guide for Buildings and … more

NIST, NTIA, DOD Agree to Facilitate Testing and Evaluation of Wireless Spectrum-Sharing Methods
Release Date: 03/25/2015

Credit: ©italianestro/Shutterstock The Department of Commerce (DOC) and Department of Defense (DOD) have signed a memorandum of agreement that … more

PML Helps Lead Standardization for Firearm and Toolmark Examinations
Release Date: 03/24/2015

A fired cartridge case and a fired bullet. Xiaoyu Alan Zheng and Ted Vorburger of PML’s Semiconductor and Dimensional Metrology Division were … more

Identifying Plutonium Isotope Ratios
Release Date: 03/23/2015

Two of the TES-based devices sitting on one key of a computer keyboard. The brown rectangle at the top is the mount upon which the … more

NIST Presentations at AAFS 2015 Point to the Future of Forensic Science
Release Date: 03/20/2015

  Members of the OSAC Scientific Area Committee on Chemistry and Instrumental Analysis at the 2015 AAFS meeting. Credit: NIST The future of … more

NIST International Symposium Seeks Improved Quality in Forensics
Release Date: 03/20/2015

For decades, research programs at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have made significant contributions to forensic … more

NIST Names Two to Earthquake Advisory Board
Release Date: 03/16/2015

A public health expert and a sociologist have been appointed by Willie May, acting Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology and … more

Mapping Microscopic Surfaces Could Help Solve Crimes
Release Date: 03/10/2015

  Example of a 3D image of firing pin impression showing microscopic surface features. Credit: NIST Topographic maps that display surface features … more

New Neutron Detector Design
Release Date: 03/09/2015

A team of researchers has successfully demonstrated a new design concept for a neutron detector that does not rely – as nearly all current models … more

OSAC Forensic Science Standards Priority Discussions Now Available in Webcast Archive
Release Date: 03/03/2015

Those who missed presentations of forensic science standards development priorities at the first public meetings of the Organization of Scientific … more

Recapping the First Public OSAC Meetings: What is an SDO?
Release Date: 03/02/2015

  The five Scientific Area Committees within the NIST Organization of Scientific Area Committees held their first public meetings in Orlando, … more

First Scientific Area Committee Meetings for Forensic Science to be Webcast
Release Date: 02/13/2015

Forensic scientists interested in watching the first public meetings of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees will be able to see them … more

NIST Shows Crystal Pattern Mapping Can Recover Obliterated Serial Numbers in Metals
Release Date: 02/11/2015

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a technique for mapping deformation in metals that can … more

Vendors Sought to Develop Model System to Monitor Security of Energy Industry Networked Control Systems
Release Date: 02/10/2015

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) is seeking collaborators on an effort to help energy companies improve the security of the … more

NIST Scientists to Give Latest Results at American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Meeting
Release Date: 02/05/2015

Whether they're analyzing fingerprints at a murder scene or digital clues on a criminal's cell phone, forensic laboratories use research, … more

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