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National Institute of Standards and Technology

A federal research laboratory in the United States. Established in 1901, it conducts research in various scientific fields and has contributed to developments in x-rays, smoke detectors, and pollution control, among other things. It is an agency under the U.S. Department of Commerce.
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Recommendation: To improve the management of NIST interagency agreements and provide reasonable assurance that NIST is efficiently using its resources and complying with applicable fiscal laws, the Secretary of Commerce should direct the NIST Director to comply with fiscal law, NIST should review its close-out policies regarding returning unearned funds to client agencies and adjust its accounts accordingly.
By comparing the behavior of the new mercury clock and another NIST optical clock based on aluminum, the NIST team is seeking evidence that alpha may be changing today.
The expanded uncertainty U is reported in units of the transducer response, providing the uncertainty in the response values calculated from the calibration equation yielded by the NIST calibration measurements.
That's because you're blowing up windows and walls and you're exposing the signals to the outside," says Eldon Haakinson of the Institute of Telecommunications Sciences, a Boulder-based sister organization to NIST.
The mechanical method uses a precision optical comparator to determine the total angle of the radius opening, and the optical method uses the NIST C-series calibration system [6].
Next, the NIST team cut the selected scratch patterns into the copper surfaces using a type of computer-controlled machine tool that was invented during the Cold War to hone superprecise nuclear-warhead parts.
Although the clock Jefferts' team is building, called NIST F-1, "is a pretty sophisticated piece of equipment, it's hard to keep it running," says Thomas E.
Red Hat approached NIST with the idea of using the NVD to create an official vendor statement service based on the Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures (CVE) naming standard, giving the software industry an open, transparent forum to contribute information about vulnerabilities.
NIST panel moderators briefed the attendees on relevant expertise available to the election community to improve public trust and confidence in voting systems.
The NIST measurement is "of great importance to basic physics and metrology," says Erich Braun of the German standards institute, the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt in Braunschweig.
NIST has provided the technical guidance for HSPD-12, and in February 2005, Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201, entitled "Personal Identity Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors" was issued.
11, 2003, NIST hosted a workshop at the Boulder, CO, campus of NIST on the thermophysical properties of the rocket propellant designated RP-1.