22 min ago
NIST Issues Draft Report Enumerating Risks and Protections to...
As the world recovers from the excitement leading up to Tuesday's Apple Live Event announcement of the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch , mobile app developers are chomping at the bit to create software that leverages the new operating system and Apple 's widely-anticipated " HealthKit ," a purportedly secure platform that allows mHealth apps to share user's health and fitness data with the new Health app and with each other. In fact, over 300 apps were created per day in recent years, according to some reports .
4 hrs ago
News9 Oklahoma City
Experts To Train Metro Firefighters On Modern Tactics
The organization's expert will focus the lessons on modern fire behavior and new firefighting techniques. Dr. Dan Madrzykowski of the National Institute of Standards and Technology said modern materials used in construction, furnishing and household items now cause fires to grow at a faster rate, burn more intensely and put crews at a greater risk of severe injury.
8 hrs ago
Department of Commerce
Commerce's NIST Megacities Project on Improving Accuracy of...
A greenhouse gas monitoring program developed by scientists at the Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology and several collaborating institutions has been named a "Project to Watch" by a United Nations organization that focuses on harnessing big data for worldwide benefit. The Megacities Carbon Project was launched in 2012 to solve a pressing scientific problem: how to measure the greenhouse gases that cities produce.
12 hrs ago
U.S. Government National Database Shows NQ Mobile Apps Have Security Vulnerabilities
The cases say the vulnerability in these NQ Mobile apps can make a smartphone which have the apps installed more susceptible to data theft and other issues. Recently I came across something interesting and possibly concerning regarding a number of NQ Mobile's apps.
Sun Sep 14, 2014
Gerety: 'Cybersecurity doesn't have to be complicated'
Treasury Department Acting Assistant Secretary for Financial Institutions Amias Gerety discussed the rising number of cybersecurity threats facing credit unions at NAFCU's 2014 Congressional Caucus Friday. "It seems that each new week brings a new report" about data security breaches, Gerety said , adding that Treasury is working to combat malicious actors targeting U.S. critical infrastructure via financial services.
Three's a charm: Detectors reveal entangled photon triplets
Researchers have directly entangled three photons in the most technologically useful state for the first time, thanks in part to superfast, super-efficient single-photon detectors. This image shows the University of Waterloo laboratory where scientists entangled three photons.
Sat Sep 13, 2014
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Scientists have captured the sound of a single atom by measuring its vibrations. We can't hear it, but it's reportedly the faintest sound possible.
Fri Sep 12, 2014
Converge! Network Digest
Equinix Delivers High Precision Time from Perseus Telecom for Financial Firms
Equinix has begun offering "High Precision Time" by Perseus Telecom to financial firms colocated in its major data centers around the world. The service can be used by companies in the financial industry to time-stampi trades with NIST timing.
Thu Sep 11, 2014
Wireless Design & Development
NIST Helps Develop New Standard for Microsensor Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has contributed to the development of a new standard for defining the performance of micromechanical sensors - a field that is expected to expand rapidly in coming decades as these versatile sensors increasingly become part of electronic networks. , now available from the IEEE Standards Association, provides a common methodology for specifying the performance of microelectromechanical systems in the consumer electronics industry.
Here's Why You Don't Want Your 3-D Printer to Get Hacked
Defense companies that manufacture parts with three-dimensional printers using metal powders might want to heed forthcoming government-issued standards for preventing hacks. Not only can attackers steal proprietary designs by breaching the machines' data files but they can also cause physical damage to production plants and employees.
Griffin: A smart way to control deer population
In Hastings-on-Hudson, gardening enthusiasts arrived at a village meeting ready to hire someone to cull a local herd of deer. Residents were frustrated with the animals devouring their plants and the understory of a patch of forest saved from development.
Wed Sep 10, 2014
Ohio Certifies EA Tablet System by Election Administrators, LLC
The EA Tablet System is a software application that turns paper voter lists into electronic copies that run on the AndroidA operating system. The electronic poll book utilizes 10 inch tablets that are secured by a patented rotating stand designed by EA and accompanied by a small printer.
Tue Sep 09, 2014
Smokestack Simulator Will Help Uncover How to Accurately Measure Emissions
Operators of U.S. coal-fired power plants can only get figures for the amount of carbon dioxide coming out of their smokestacks that are accurate to within 10 to 20%. This means no one in the U.S. really knows how much CO2 is being emitted into the atmosphere.
Mon Sep 08, 2014
Kelvin: Extracting Knowledge from Large Text Collections
Preprint: James Mayfield, Paul McNamee, Craig Harman, Tim Finin and Dawn Lawrie, Kelvin: Extracting Knowledge from Large Text Collections , AAAI Fall Symposium on Natural Language Access to Big Data, 2014. We describe the \kelvin system for extracting entities and relations from large text collections and its use in the TAC Knowledge Base Population Cold Start task run by the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Home Channel News
DA: Nominal lumber descriptions are OK
In the wake of the recent $1.6 million Lowe's settlement over the description of dimensional lumber, a deputy district attorney involved in the case said that companies are within their rights to describe dimensional number in nominal terms, as opposed to actual terms. But lumberyards and retailers need to mind that the actual dimensions of their products carry muster with the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Fri Sep 05, 2014
Pragma SSH Expands FIPS Security Support to Windows 7, 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Pragma Systems SSH is the only SSH Server and SSH Client available that holds its own FIPS 140-2 certificate for Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows 8.1 and Windows 7 issued by National Institute of Standards and Technology Cryptographic Module Validation Program . Adherence to standards and achieving compliance certifications are two cornerstones of Pragma's success in SSH marketplace.
Thu Sep 04, 2014
Discover the Latest in Forensics at the 25th Annual International...
When the International Symposium on Human Identification began in 1989, forensics was an emerging science, rife with possibilities. Few could have predicted that 25 short years later, scientists and researchers would be discussing the legitimate possibility of creating genetic "mug shots" or using trace amounts of DNA from excavation sites to piece together lost history.
Wed Sep 03, 2014
Utilities face complex cyber challenges: Report
Cybersecurity remains a critical challenge for utilities, but government and industry are actively developing the tools, guidance and resources necessary to develop robust cybersecurity practices, says the Department of Energy, in a report to Congress.
Department of Commerce
NIST Team Honored for Work on Military Smartphone Apps, Security
The U.S. Department of Commerce's today announced researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have earned a 2014 GCN Award for Information Technology Excellence * for speeding development and delivery of secure, battlefield-handy-and sometimes lifesaving-smartphone apps to U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Pennsylvania Among Top States in 2014 Digital States Survey
Pennsylvania is a leading state in the use of technology to better serve citizens, save money and achieve policy goals, according to the Center for Digital Government's 2014 Digital States Survey.