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NIST Interagency/Internal Report (NISTIR)

Review of the Advanced Encryption Standard

Author(s)
Nicky Mouha, Morris Dworkin
The field of cryptography continues to advance at a very rapid pace, leading to new insights that may impact the security properties of cryptographic algorithms

Aerial LTE Demonstration Report

Author(s)
Maxwell Maurice, Sam Ray
In this paper, we investigate a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network mounted on an airborne small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) to provide broadband connectivity

NIST Fingerprint Image Quality 2

Author(s)
Elham Tabassi, Martin Olsen, Oliver Bausinger, Christoph Busch, Andrew Figlarz, Gregory Fiumara, Olaf Henniger, Johannes Merkle, Timo Ruhland, Christopher Schiel, Michael Schwaiger
NIST Fingerprint Image Quality (NFIQ 2) is open source software that links image quality of optical and ink 500 pixel per inch fingerprints to operational

User Guide for NIST Media Forensic Challenge (MFC) Datasets

Author(s)
Haiying Guan, Andrew Delgado, Yooyoung Lee, Amy Yates, Daniel Zhou, Timothée N. Kheyrkhah, Jonathan G. Fiscus
NIST released a set of Media Forensic Challenge (MFC) datasets developed in DARPA MediFor (Media Forensics) project to the public in the past 5 years. More than

Hardware-Enabled Security: Container Platform Security Prototype

Author(s)
Murugiah Souppaya, Michael Bartock, Karen Scarfone, Jerry Wheeler, Tim Knoll, Uttam Shetty, Ryan Savino, Joseprabu Inbaraj, Stefano Righi
In today's cloud data centers and edge computing, attack surfaces have significantly increased, hacking has become industrialized, and most security control

Forensic Handwriting Examination and Human Factors: Improving the Practice Through a Systems Approach

Author(s)
Melissa Taylor, Brett Bishop, Ted Burkes, Michael Caligiuri, Bryan Found, Carolyne Bird, Wesley Grose, Lauren Logan, Kenneth Melson, Mara Merlino, Larry Miller, Linton Mohammed, Jonathan Morris, John Paul Osborn, Nikola Osborne, Brent Ostrum, Christopher Saunders, Scott Shappell, H. David Sheets, Sargur Srihari, Reinoud Stoel, Thomas Vastrick, Heather Waltke, Emily Will
For some 6,000 years, humans have made an indelible mark on history through the loops, strokes, and other characters that constitute the written form of

Deconstructing UML, Part 1: Modeling Classes with Categories

Author(s)
Sarala Padi, Spencer J. Breiner, Eswaran Subrahmanian, Ram Sriram
In this paper we analyze elements of the Unified Modeling Language (UML), specifically the class diagram, and propose an simplified alternative language based

Study of 5G New Radio (NR) Support for Direct Mode Communications

Author(s)
Fernando Cintron, David Griffith, Chunmei Liu, Richard A. Rouil, Yishen Sun, Jian Wang, Peng Liu, Chen Shen, Aziza Ben Mosbah, Samantha Gamboa Quintiliani
In public safety communications, direct mode communication is essential to keep first responders connected, especially when there is no network coverage. Direct

Guidance for NIST Staff on Using Inclusive Language in Documentary Standards

Author(s)
Kathryn Miller, David Alderman, Lisa Carnahan, Lidong Chen, James Foti, Barbara Goldstein, Michael Hogan, Jennifer Marshall, Karen Reczek, Nathalie Rioux, Mary Theofanos, David Wollman
This document provides guidance to NIST staff regarding the use of inclusive language in documentary standards and documents which support the realization and