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Effects of Race, Age, Sex on Face Recognition Software Evaluated in NIST Study

December 20, 2019

Demographics study on face recognition algorithms could help improve future tools. How accurately do face recognition software tools…
NIST Releases Data to Help Measure Accuracy of Biometric Identification

December 12, 2019

New biometric research data — ranging from fingerprints to facial photographs and iris scans — is now available…
The Half of It: Argentinian Metrologist Builds NIST-Inspired “Half-Angle” Measurement System

November 18, 2019

When Jorge Campbell, an engineer from Argentina’s National Institute of Industrial Technology (INTI), visited the National Institute of…
NIST Final “Big Data” Framework Will Help Make Sense of Our Data-Drenched Age

October 30, 2019

Framework supports the creation of tools that can be used in any computing environment. To improve approaches for…
Combinatorial Methods for Explainability in AI and Machine Learning – Draft White Paper

May 24, 2019

A draft white paper is now available for comment, An Application of Combinatorial Methods for Explainability in Artificial…
New Atomic Clock has been Built that Would be off by Less than a Second Since the Big Bang

December 3, 2018

Physicists have developed an atomic clock so accurate that it would be off by less than a single…
Database of Software “Fingerprints” Expands to Include Computer Games

September 11, 2018

Digital forensics experts use NIST’s National Software Reference Library to speed their investigations. One of the largest software…
NIST Issues First Call for “Lightweight Cryptography” to Protect Small Electronics

April 19, 2018

Cryptography experts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) are kicking off an effort to protect…
NIST Releases Updates for Cryptographic Key-Establishment Recommendations

April 18, 2018

NIST has updated two publications on cryptographic key-establishment schemes—procedures that result in secret keying material being shared among…
NIST Releases Version 1.1 of its Popular Cybersecurity Framework

April 17, 2018

GAITHERSBURG, Md.—The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released version 1.1 of its…
NIST Releases Draft NIST Special Publication 800-160 Volume 2, Systems Security Engineering: Cyber Resiliency Considerations for the Engineering of Trustworthy Secure Systems

March 23, 2018

The United States continues to have complete dependence on information technology deployed in critical infrastructure systems and applications…
A Standard for Standards

March 20, 2018

A new NIST standard ensures reliably accurate comparisons of measurements of the purity of tens of thousands of…
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OSAC Releases an Online Lexicon for the Forensic Sciences

March 13, 2018

Publicly available document defines over 4,000 terms shared by many forensic science disciplines. The forensic sciences encompass dozens…
Free Software Can Help Spot New Forms of Fentanyl and Other Illegal Drugs

March 7, 2018

Fentanyl, the synthetic drug that is driving a nationwide overdose epidemic, is not only a killer. It’s also…
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New Standard Aims to Ensure Accurate Fares in Both Ride-Hailing Technology and Traditional Taxi Services

February 16, 2018

To calculate a fare, ride-hailing apps rely on mobile devices for determining the vehicle’s movements and travel time,…
How Good a Match is It? Putting Statistics into Forensic Firearm Identification

February 8, 2018

On February 14, 1929, gunmen working for Al Capone disguised themselves as police officers, entered the warehouse of…
NIST Report on Blockchain Technology Aims to Go Beyond the Hype

January 25, 2018

Beguiling, baffling or both—that’s blockchain. Aiming to clarify the subject for the benefit of companies and other organizations,…
New NIST Spectrometer Measures Single Photons with Great Precision

December 19, 2017

Future communications networks that are less vulnerable to hacking could be closer to reality with an invention that…
NIST Releases New ‘Family’ of Standardized Genomes

September 19, 2016

With the addition of four new reference materials (RMs) to a growing collection of “measuring sticks” for gene…
‘Measuring Stick’ Standard for Gene Sequencing Now Available from NIST

May 22, 2015

The world’s first reference material to help ensure laboratories accurately “map” DNA for genetic testing, medical diagnoses and…
New NIST Tools to Help Boost Wireless Channel Frequencies and Capacity

February 19, 2015

Smartphones and tablets are everywhere, which is great for communications but a growing burden on wireless channels. Forecasted…
NIST Group Drafts Plug-and-Pay Standards for Electric Vehicles

February 13, 2015

Plug-in electric vehicles make up a growing share of the nation’s rolling stock and are prompting increased demand…
Cloud Metrics Could Provide the Goldilocks Solution to Which Cloud Vendor Is ‘Just Right’

December 17, 2014

As government agencies and other organizations invest in cloud computing services, they are challenged to determine which cloud…
NIST Forensic Science Standards Inventory Now Available Online

December 15, 2014

NIST’s Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) is taking the first steps toward developing an OSAC Registry of…
Protecting Vacuum Gauges: Patent Pending

November 25, 2014

NIST-PML researchers have applied for a provisional patent on a device to protect expensive “spinning-rotor” high-vacuum gauges –…
NIST Launches New Calibration Service for High-Power Lasers

October 31, 2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has launched a new calibration service for high-power lasers of…
NIST Team Honored for Work on Military Smartphone Apps, Security

September 4, 2014

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have earned a 2014 GCN Award for Information Technology Excellence* for speeding development…
For the Sake of Energy Efficiency, New NIST “Intelligent Agents Lab” Doubles As a Building

August 26, 2014

The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is converting one of its laboratories into the equivalent of…
NIST to Establish Research Center of Excellence for Forensic Science

August 20, 2014

  The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced a competition to create a Forensic Science…
Latest NIST Mass Spectral Library: Expanded Coverage, Features

July 30, 2014

  The world’s most widely used and trusted resource for identifying mass spectra, the “fingerprints” of molecules, has…
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