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Government Computer News
NIST kicks off round 2 of SmartAmerica Challenge
The National Institute of Standards and Technology and several partners announced round two of the SmartAmerica Challenge: the year-long Global City Teams Challenge .
Thu Aug 28, 2014
Inside Bay Area
Marin judge orders Lowe's Home Centers to pay $1.6 million settlement
North Carolina-based Lowe's Home Centers has been ordered to pay $1.6 million to settle a lawsuit by prosecutors from Marin and four other counties alleging inaccurate and misleading advertising, the district attorney's office announced Wednesday.
Wed Aug 27, 2014
Federal Computer Week
NIST seeks feedback on standards to protect critical infrastructure
The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants to hear from critical infrastructure providers about their experiences with the six-month-old voluntary cybersecurity framework.
3D Systems and SME Announce Formation of Advisory Board for Its M.Lab21 Education Initiative
The advisory committee will assist, support, provide leadership and advocate for the M.Lab21 initiative.
Mon Aug 25, 2014
Bio IT World
Updates from the Genome in a Bottle Consortium
At last week's Next Generation Dx Summit in Washington, DC, Justin Zook of the National Institute of Standards and Technology discussed the progress and future goals of the Genome in a Bottle project, which aims to create near-perfectly characterized human genome sequences for use as reference standards.
Sat Aug 23, 2014
Customer Interaction Solutions
NIST Seeks Info on User Experiences with Cybersecurity Framework
WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 -- Information Technology Laboratory, a sub-agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology, issued the following news release: Six months ago, the National Institute of Standards and Technology released version 1.0 of its voluntary Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure ... (more)
Thu Aug 21, 2014
NIST taking input for mobile security guidelines
The U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology is developing a guide for testing third-party apps to ensure that they are secure and don't introduce any vulnerabilities.
JILA team finds first direct evidence of 'spin symmetry' in atoms
Just as diamonds with perfect symmetry may be unusually brilliant jewels, the quantum world has a symmetrical splendor of high scientific value.
Opportunities for Funding: U.S.-Israel Cooperation in Innovative...
New Call for Proposals announced by the BIRD Foundation, in cooperation with the U.S. Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Israel Ministry of Economy, Office of the Chief Scientist.
NEC Ranks First in NIST Fingerprint Matching Technology Benchmark Test
Tokyo, Aug 21, 2014 - - NEC Corporation's fingerprint identification technology has garnered the top place for matching accuracy in the Proprietary Fingerprint Template Test , a benchmark test conducted by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology to measure performance of fingerprint matching software by utilizing vendor proprietary ... (more)
Wed Aug 20, 2014
2 from Schneck named to board
The United State Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology recently named Tammy Dye and Suzi Wright, both with Schneck Medical Center, to the board of examiners for the 2014 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.
All agreed: Boulder-groomed trails near NIST should be designated
Brent Combs, of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, removes one of the barricades to a trail on NIST property along Broadway last week.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
NMR using Earth's magnetic field
Earth's magnetic field, a familiar directional indicator over long distances, is routinely probed in applications ranging from geology to archaeology.
Department of Commerce
NIST to Establish Research Center of Excellence for Forensic Science
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has announced a competition to create a Forensic Science Center of Excellence dedicated to collaborative, interdisciplinary research.
US nuclear regulator hacked several times over three years
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission has been hacked three times in the past three years, a report has revealed.
Mon Aug 18, 2014
Kevin Ryan : On Why NIST's 9/11 WTC Reports Are False And Unscientific
In 2002, the US National Institute of Standards and Technology was tasked by the US Government with "determin[ing] why and how WTC 1 and WTC 2 collapsed following the initial impacts of the aircraft and why and how WTC 7 collapsed."
Sun Aug 17, 2014
Customer Interaction Solutions
It's a Match: NIST and Prince George's County Crime Lab Team Up on Ballistics Research
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology issued the following news: Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology are working to improve ballistics matching methods with assistance from the Prince George's County, Maryland, Police Department Crime Laboratory.
Customer Interaction Solutions
Beyond Six Nines: Ultra-enriched Silicon Paves the Road to Quantum Computing
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 -- Physical Measurement Laboratory, a sub-agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology, issued the following news release: Using a relatively straightforward technique, a team of NIST researchers has created what may be the most highly enriched silicon currently being produced.
Sat Aug 16, 2014
Year Long Study of Net-Zero Energy Home Completed Successfully
It has now been a year since the Net-Zero Energy Residential Test Facility in Washington DC has been built and its energy harvesting capabilities began to be monitored.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Virgin Islands Daily News
Feds visit Bureau of Technology to review grant use
Representatives from a federal granting agency were in the territory, reviewing the Bureau of Information Technology's use of grants funds awarded to help the local government plan for participating in a nationwide first responders/public safety broadband network.