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1. The Authentication Equation: A Tool to Visualize the Convergence of Security and Usability of Text-Based Passwords
Topic: Information Technology
Published: 8/4/2015
Authors: Cathryn Alicia Ploehn, Kristen Greene
Abstract: Password management is the ubiquitous struggle of the modern human. Despite usability playing a vital role in authentication, many password policies and requirements focus on security without sufficient consideration of human factors. In fact, ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917889

2. Human Generated Passwords - the Impacts of Password Requirements and Presentation Styles
Topic: Information Technology
Published: 8/2/2015
Authors: Paul Y Lee, Yee-Yin Choong
Abstract: The generation stage of the user password management lifecycle is arguably the most important yet perilous step. Fulfilling minimum length and character type requirements while attempting to create something memorable can become an arduous task, leav ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917941

3. Conformance Testing Methodology Framework for ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Update: 2013, Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric Information
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 500-304
Topic: Information Technology
Published: 6/24/2015
Authors: Christofer J. McGinnis, Dylan James Yaga, Fernando L. (Fernando L.) Podio
Abstract: Conformance testing measures whether an implementation faithfully implements the technical requirements defined in a standard. Conformance testing provides developers, users, and purchasers with increased levels of confidence in product quality and i ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=917365

4. Interfaces for Personal Identity Verification
Series: Special Publication (NIST SP)
Report Number: 800-73-4
Topic: Information Technology
Published: 5/29/2015
Authors: David A Cooper, Hildegard Ferraiolo, Ketan L Mehta, Salvatore Francomacaro, Ramaswamy Chandramouli, Mohler Jason
Abstract: FIPS 201 defines the requirements and characteristics of a government-wide interoperable identity credential. FIPS 201 also specifies that this identity credential must be stored on a smart card. This document, SP 800-73, contains the technical speci ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=918402

5. Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Program Location-Based Services R&D Roadmap
Series: Technical Note (NIST TN)
Report Number: NIST TN 1883
Topic: Information Technology
Published: 5/22/2015
Authors: Ryan Felts, Marc Leh, Tracy A McElvaney, Dereck R Orr
Abstract: The Public Safety community is in a period of great transition. Over the next 20 years, technology advancements will enable data, video, and eventually voice communications to migrate from disparate Land Mobile Radio (LMR) networks to a nationwid ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=918264

6. A Framework to Canonicalize Manufacturing Service Capability Models
Topic: Information Technology
Published: 5/15/2015
Authors: Boonserm Kulvatunyou, Yunsu Lee, Nenad Ivezic, Yun Peng
Abstract: The ability to share precise models of suppliers‰ manufacturing service capability (MSC) information is necessary to develop reliable methods that enable Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) to efficiently configure agile and responsive supply cha ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=912725

7. Introducing Combinatorial Testing in a Large Organization
Topic: Information Technology
Published: 4/23/2015
Authors: Jon Hagar, Thomas Wissink, David R Kuhn, Raghu N Kacker
Abstract: A two-year study of eight pilot projects to introduce combinatorial testing in a large aerospace corporation found that the new methods were practical, significantly lowered development costs, and improved test coverage by 20 to 50 percent.
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=913242

8. Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) - Performance of Automated Gender Classification Algorithms
Series: NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)
Report Number: 8052
Topic: Information Technology
Published: 4/20/2015
Authors: Mei L Ngan, Patrick J Grother
Abstract: Facial gender classification is an area studied in the Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) with Still Facial Images Track. While peripheral to automated face recognition, it has become a growing area of research, given its potential use in vari ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=918054

9. TRECVID 2014 -- An Overview of the Goals, Tasks, Data, Evaluation Mechanisms, and Metrics
Topic: Information Technology
Published: 3/26/2015
Authors: Paul Douglas Over, Jonathan G Fiscus, Gregory A Sanders, David M Joy, Martial Michel, George Awad, Alan Smeaton, Wessel Kraaij, Georges Quenot
Abstract: The TREC Video Retrieval Evaluation (TRECVID) 2014 was a TREC-style video analysis and retrieval evaluation, the goal of which remains to promote progress in content-based exploitation of digital video via open, metrics-based evaluation. Over the ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=918038

10. Guidance for Secure Authorization of Mobile Applications in the Corporate Environment
Series: ITL Bulletin
Topic: Information Technology
Published: 3/19/2015
Authors: Athanasios T Karygiannis, Stephen Quirolgico, Larry Feldman, Gregory A. Witte
Abstract: This bulletin provides an overview of NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-163, "Vetting the Security of Mobile Applications." The NIST SP helps organizations understand the process for vetting the security of mobile applications, plan for the implement ...
http://www.nist.gov/manuscript-publication-search.cfm?pub_id=918252



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