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NIST Seeks Info on User Experiences with Cybersecurity Framework
Release Date: 08/22/2014

Six months ago , the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released version 1.0 of its voluntary Framework for Improving Critical … more

NIST to Establish Research Center of Excellence for Forensic Science
Release Date: 08/19/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a competition to create a Forensic Science Center of Excellence dedicated … more

Forensics@NIST 2014 to Take Place Dec. 3-4
Release Date: 08/13/2014

Registration : No Charge Location : National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, Md. NIST, known for advancing measurement … more

It's a Match: NIST and Prince George's County Crime Lab Team Up on Ballistics Research
Release Date: 08/11/2014

  NIST researchers show Prince George's County crime lab staff one of the ballistics labs. L to R: Jaime Smith/PG County, Brian Renegar/NIST, … more

Airport Backscatter Scanner Reexamined
Release Date: 07/21/2014

The system’s scanning capabilities are illustrated on a phantom, a life-size dummy made of tissue-equivalent plastic, meaning it absorbs, … more

NIST Names Members of Forensic Science Resource Committees
Release Date: 07/16/2014

  An initiative to strengthen and bring uniformity to forensic science standards took another step forward today as the National Institute of … more

NIST Webinar to Cover Validation of Forensic DNA Testing Technologies
Release Date: 07/16/2014

  Forensic DNA analysts and other interested stakeholders are invited to participate in a free NIST webinar on validation concepts and resources … more

Digital Crime-Fighters Face Technical Challenges with Cloud Computing
Release Date: 07/14/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued for public review and comment a draft report summarizing 65 challenges that … more

NIST Announces Competition for Community Resilience Center of Excellence
Release Date: 07/09/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a competition to create a Community Resilience Center of Excellence … more

Supreme Court Cites NIST Mobile Forensics Guide in Ruling on Cell Phone Searches
Release Date: 07/01/2014

As digital technology transforms 21st century life, questions about privacy rights abound. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on one such question in … more

NIST Names Members to First Forensic Science Standards Board
Release Date: 06/26/2014

As part of its efforts to improve the scientific basis of forensic evidence used in courts of law, the U.S. Commerce Department's National … more

NIST Analytic Technique Offers Arson Investigators Faster, More Accurate Results
Release Date: 06/17/2014

A research group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has demonstrated a new method for detecting ignitable liquids that … more

New Report Addresses International Disaster Resilience for U.S. and Partner Countries
Release Date: 06/17/2014

While national security efforts seek to prevent terrorist attacks, the United States and partner countries should also prepare to work together to … more

NIST to Establish New Centers of Excellence for Work in Forensics, Disaster Resilience
Release Date: 06/13/2014

Officials at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have announced plans to establish two new research Centers of Excellence to … more

The Internet's Next Big Idea: Connecting People, Information, and Things
Release Date: 06/11/2014

Blog by Chris Greer, Senior Executive for Cyber-Physical Systems at the National Institute of Standards and Technology In the early 1990s, a Web … more

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