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Information Technology

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.

What is the Internet of Things (IoT) and how can we secure it?

The History and Future of Quantum Information

A jar of peanut butter and chocolate bar. A computer and an atom. Milk and cookies. Soy sauce and rice.
Credit: N. Hanacek/NIST

Peanut butter and chocolate. Rice and soy sauce. Milk and cookies. When two good things get together, they can create something even better. That’s the case with quantum information—the marriage of quantum physics and computing theory. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has contributed to much of its history and is helping to shape its future. Read the full feature.

Cybersecurity Framework

Created through collaboration between industry and government, the Cybersecurity Framework consists of standards, guidelines, and practices to promote the protection of critical infrastructure. The prioritized, flexible, repeatable, and cost-effective approach of the Framework helps owners and operators of critical infrastructure to manage cybersecurity-related risk. Below, some participants in the creation and utilization of the document share their thoughts about the Framework.

News and Updates

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Industry Impacts

Software Usability

Companies in every industry need software that their employees and customers can easily learn to use without error, but for years there was no way for them to

Wireless Infusion Pump Security

Infusion pumps were once standalone instruments that interacted only with the patient or medical provider. With technological improvements designed to enhance

Projects and Programs

OOF

The OOF project seeks to provide flexible software for finite-element modeling the behavior of real microstructures, with meshes derived from micrographs.

Biometric Compression Information

In July of 2009 NIST in partnership with the FBI commenced an investigation on the use of JPEG 2000 for compressing fingerprint imagery with the ultimate goal

Software Defined Virtual Networks

NIST is working to develop test and measurement techniques to advance the state of the art in network virtualization, network service function chaining,

Publications

Software

The NIST Data Alignment Tool

The Data Alignment Tool (DAT) was built to assist with the analysis of data used in testing fault detection and diagnostics (FDD) tools and building

Biometric Evaluation Framework

Biometric Evaluation Framework is a set of C++ classes, error codes, and design patterns used to create a common environment to provide logging, data management

Awards

2019 PECASE - Stephen P. Jordan

The Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) is the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government to...