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Biothreat Detection
Last Updated Date: 05/10/2016

Obtaining high confidence field detection, identification, and quantification of microbial samples remains a challenge. Since 9/11 and the … more

Metrology and Standards for Canine Olfactory Detection of Explosives
Last Updated Date: 05/05/2016

As part of a multi-year interagency agreement between the Office of Standards of the Department of Homeland Security and NIST, NIST is developing … more

Cybersecurity for Smart Grid Systems
Last Updated Date: 05/04/2016

Smart grid cybersecurity must address not only deliberate attacks, such as from disgruntled employees, industrial espionage, and terrorists, but … more

Fundamental Chemical Metrology
Last Updated Date: 04/26/2016

The Chemical Sciences Division serves as the Nation’s reference laboratory for chemical compositional measurements and standards to enhance U.S. … more

Cybersecurity for Smart Manufacturing Systems
Last Updated Date: 04/25/2016

The Cybersecurity for Smart Manufacturing Systems project will deliver a cybersecurity risk management framework with supporting guidelines, … more

Development of NIST Standard Reference Materials for Trace Explosives Detection
Last Updated Date: 04/19/2016

As part of a multiyear interagency agreement between NIST and the Office of Standards of the Department of Homeland Security, NIST is developing a … more

Support of Industry Compliance with the EU Directive on Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances (RoHS)
Last Updated Date: 04/19/2016

The Chemical Sciences Division is involved in development of standards and reference materials for restricted hazardous substances through … more

Support of the Consumer Products Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) of 2008 – Lead in Paint on Toys
Last Updated Date: 04/19/2016

After enactment of the CPSIA, a collaboration was established between the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and NIST for the purpose of … more

Explosives Decomposition Chemistry
Last Updated Date: 03/31/2016

High-energy materials are commonly used as military explosives and as advanced propellants. The detailed chemical reactions responsible for … more

Charpy Verification Program
Last Updated Date: 03/29/2016

The objective of the impact verification program is to evaluate the performance of impact test machines used worldwide to qualify structural … more

Cyber-Physical Systems for Global Cities Project
Last Updated Date: 03/10/2016

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) provide cities with a pathway to enhance and integrate key infrastructures and systems to dramatically improve … more

Cyber-Physical Systems Testbed Design Concepts Project
Last Updated Date: 03/10/2016

A key challenge to progress in cyber-physical systems (CPS) is the lack of robust platforms for experiment and testing, which NIST is addressing … more

Reference Architecture for Cyber-Physical Systems Project
Last Updated Date: 03/09/2016

Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) are smart systems that include engineered interacting networks of physical and computational components. CPS and … more

Standard Test Methods for Response Robots
Last Updated Date: 11/02/2015

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is developing a comprehensive set of standard test methods and associated … more

Terahertz Imaging and Sources
Last Updated Date: 10/13/2015

Imaging in the terahertz frequency range enables the detection of concealed weapons and other contraband (e.g., explosives under clothing) without … more

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