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Infrastructure

Overview

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.

The Research

Projects & Programs

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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News

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
A city in daylight represents systems that the profile covers, such as our energy, transportation and finance infrastructure. Nearby, in darkness, a dish antenna broadcasting a signal to several satellites represents what lies beyond the scope of the profile, including ground or space based source signal generators and providers.

Safeguarding Critical Infrastructure: NIST Releases Draft Cybersecurity Guidance, Develops GPS-Free Backup for Timing Systems

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 Seeks Public Input on Use of Positioning, Navigation and Timing Services

A shower head with steamy water coming out.

NIST Identifies Critical Needs for Improved Plumbing

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Upcoming Events

Circular Economy in the High-Tech World

Wed, Jan 27 2021, 10:00am - Thu, Jan 28 2021, 5:00pm EST
This workshop will convene stakeholders from across the electronics, battery, and solar panel supply chains to assess