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Information Technology

Overview

Advancing the state-of-the-art in IT in such applications as cyber security and biometrics, NIST accelerates the development and deployment of systems that are reliable, usable, interoperable, and secure; advances measurement science through innovations in mathematics, statistics, and computer science; and conducts research to develop the measurements and standards infrastructure for emerging information technologies and applications.

The Research

Projects & Programs

Health IT at NIST - Program Overview

NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance

Visualization

ITL researchers realize that visualization of scientific data can provide an understanding of the phenomenon or data being studied. Visualization can be

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Trustworthy AI: A Q&A With NIST's Chuck Romine

Artificial Intelligence (AI) promises to grow the economy and improve our lives, but with these benefits, it also brings new risks that society is grappling with. How can we be sure this new technology is not just innovative and helpful, but also trustworthy, unbiased, and resilient in the face of attack? We sat down with NIST Information Technology Lab Director Chuck Romine to learn how
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Spotlight: Programmer Paul E. Black’s Path Into Bug Extermination

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Encouraging Coexistence: NIST Model Cuts Measurement Needs for Spectrum Sharing by About 33%

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NIST Study on Kids’ Passwords Shows Gap Between Knowledge of Password Best Practices and Behavior

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