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Information Technology Laboratory

WELCOME TO THE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY LABORATORY

ITL’s Purpose | Cultivating Trust in IT and Metrology

The Information Technology Laboratory (ITL) is one of NIST’s six research laboratories. ITL focuses on IT measurements, testing, and standards, and is a globally recognized and trusted source of high-quality, independent, and unbiased research and data. ITL’s mission, to cultivate trust in information technology (IT) and metrology, is accomplished using its world-class measurement and testing facilities and encompassing a wide range of areas of computer science, mathematics, statistics, and systems engineering.

This non-regulatory role, along with ITL’s deep technical expertise in all fields of information technology, helps increase trust in IT worldwide.

ITL Newsletters

Published bimonthly, the ITL Newsletter features news articles on ITL's programs, projects, activities, and accomplishments. It announces selected new ITL publications and describes upcoming technical conferences and workshops. 

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ITL BULLETINS

The ITL Bulletin focuses on ITL’s research and collaborative activities in cybersecurity. It often announces new ITL publications in information security and gives an overview of the research contained within.

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News and Updates

Events

Random Bit Generation Workshop 2023

Tue, May 30 2023, 10:00am - Thu, Jun 1 2023, 3:00pm EDT
NIST will be hosting a virtual workshop on Random Bit Generation (RBG) as specified in the SP 800-90 series of

2023 Iris Experts Group (IEG) Meeting

Thu, Jun 15 2023, 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT
The Iris Experts Group (IEG) will hold their annual meeting on Thursday June 15, 2023. The meeting will be virtual using

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