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Documentary standards

Overview

Documentary Standards can specify definition of terms; classifications of components; delineation of procedures; specification of dimensions, materials, processes, products, systems, services or practices; test methods and sampling procedures; or descriptions of fit and measurements of size or strength. Under the National Technology Transfer and Advancement Act (NTTAA), NIST is assigned responsibility to coordinate federal, state, and local documentary standards and conformity assessment activities.

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Catherine Cooksey adjusting a machine for the measurement of transmittance.

Key Comparisons: Transmitting Correct Measures All Around the World

New employees at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are often surprised to learn that our agency is part of the Department of Commerce. How could this be? On the surface it seems that the missions of the two organizations couldn’t be more different. The Department of Commerce would appear to be concerned with, well, commerce, while NIST is well known for its Nobel Prize
A user creates their own federation from different clouds and organizations

IEEE Approves Cloud Computing Standard, Aided by NIST

Updated standard enables translation between model of system and its operating environment and simulations of physical interactions and signal flows

NIST Helps OMG Update a Simulations Standard, Improving System Engineering

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NIST Proposes Approach for Reducing Risk of Bias in Artificial Intelligence