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Since its founding, NIST has supported safety, interoperability, and resilience of the Nation’s core infrastructure, including power, transport, water and waste, and telecommunications. NIST develops new measurement techniques and disseminates reference materials and data that support innovation in performance and resilience of the built environment.  NIST’s support for standards and code development helps ensure quality and safety in buildings and roads, and promotes interoperability in infrastructure systems. NIST works with stakeholders throughout the infrastructure sector to help accelerate the deployment of new technologies.

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Pipeline Safety

Our goal is to provide standard test methods and critical data to the pipeline industry to improve safety and reliability. Of particular interest is the testing

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a flooded downtown Cedar Rapids

Resilient Cedar Rapids: Rebuilding Better Pays Off

Many cities in the United States have experienced or will experience devastating losses caused by a natural disaster. In the aftermath of a disaster, the question communities grapple with is how to invest in recovery. Understandably, the focus tends to be on building back as quickly as possible. But it may actually make more economic sense to rebuild better than before. In June 2008, the
An infographic of benefits of power grid interoperability at the local, community, regional and global scales.

New NIST Framework Strives for Cleaner, More Secure Power Grid

An off-road vehicle on a hill is seen below a map of territory, which is surrounded by a compass, a clock and a satellite.

NIST Finalizes Cybersecurity Guidance for Positioning, Navigation and Timing Systems

A view of rubble in the central business district of Christchurch, New Zealand, following a devastating earthquake.

New Report Charts Path Toward Superior Earthquake Recovery

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