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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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v] is the standard uncertainty in the calibration of the voltage ratio measurement instrumentation used at NIST.
The NIST group "is doing better mapping of the signals from inside to outside and using better methods to make the measurements than were used before," comments Haakinson.
In addition the expanded uncertainty (k = 2) [9] of a typical NIST high-power laser calibration is about 1 %, so that the overall expanded uncertainty (k = 2) of a typical NIST high-power laser calibration with the nonlinearity measurement is about 1.
Preliminary measurements show that the NIST standard bullets match each other to sub-micrometer precision.
So far, Jefferts' team at NIST is the closest, after the French, to completing a fountain clock suitable as a primary standard.
We appreciate Red Hat approaching us with this idea of creating the official vendor statement initiative within the National Vulnerability Database," said Peter Mell, NVD Program Manager, NIST.
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.
NIST panel moderators briefed the attendees on relevant expertise available to the election community to improve public trust and confidence in voting systems.
By September 1997, NIST plans to have installed a new transmitter to increase the signal's power fourfold.
With 68 FIPS certifications for a variety of products and solutions, SafeNet now holds the most NIST certifications for FIPS cryptographic product validations in the industry.
11, 2003, NIST hosted a workshop at the Boulder, CO, campus of NIST on the thermophysical properties of the rocket propellant designated RP-1.