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  1. This news article is reproduced from a blog post that originally appeared in the NIST TAKING MEASURE Just a Standard Blog on December 16th, 2020. By: Matthew Bundy Several centuries ago, scientists discovered oxygen while experimenting with combustion and flames. One scientist called it “fire air.” Today, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), we continue to measure oxygen to study the behavior of fires. The NIST National Fire Research Laboratory (NFRL) has four progressively larger canopy hoods that are used to research the behavior of fires. The hoods, like massive
  2. Throughout history, many innovative ideas have been realized and brought to life within federal laboratories across the country. From this, it was discovered that there needed to be policies in place to ensure that federal institutions could properly report out about those inventions. The Bayh-Dole Act was ratified in 1980 to deal with inventions that came to fruition in federally funded laboratories. This landmark act provided an easily managed landscape for government agencies to oversee the discoveries from the multi-million, federally sponsored research and development programs. NIST has
  3. Behind the scenes at your doctor’s office, there’s a complicated set of information that your providers have to absorb before telling you which vaccinations to get and when. A software tool created at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is helping them make better decisions. The software tool — called the Forecasting for Immunization Test Suite, or FITS — is helping ensure that your doctors are getting correct and up-to-date recommendations about when patients should get their vaccines. While your doctor remains responsible for the final decision, computers are vital
  4. As the Internet of Things (IoT) grows to connect an amazing diversity of devices to electronic networks, four new publications from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) offer recommendations to federal agencies and manufacturers alike concerning effective cybersecurity for these devices. The four related publications will help address challenges raised in the recently signed IoT Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2020 and begin to provide the guidance that law mandates. Together, the four documents — NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-213 and NIST Interagency Reports (NISTIRs
  5. New supplemental materials for NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-53 Revision 5, Security and Privacy Controls for Information Systems and Organizations, are available for download to support the December 10, 2020 errata release of SP 800-53 and SP 800-53B, Control Baselines for Information Systems and Organizations. Errata updates to SP 800-53 Rev. 5 and SP 800-53B address errors, omissions, and clarifications based on internal review and stakeholder feedback—they do not fundamentally change the underlying technical specifications. Each document includes an errata table that identifies the
  6. The National Institute of Standards and Technology will be hosting on Tuesday, February 2 and Wednesday, February 3, 2021, the second workshop in a new series focusing on the Open Security Controls Assessment Language (OSCAL). Setting the foundation for security automation, OSCAL provides machine-readable representations of control catalogs, control baselines, system security plans, assessment plans and assessment results in a set of formats expressed in XML, JSON, and YAML. Day one of the workshop will highlight OSCAL layers and models, with the goal to familiarize the audience with the OSCAL
  7. In November 2020, OMB issued memorandum M-21-07 "Completing the Transition to Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6)", which outlines the Federal government's strategic intent "to deliver its information services, operate its networks, and access the services of others using only IPv6". This policy also instructed NIST to update and expand its USGv6 standards profile and test program to facilitate this government-wide initiative. In anticipation of this request NIST and its partners undertook a significant revision of the USGv6 Profile and Test Program to update their technical specifications and
  8. A new study of face recognition technology created after the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic shows that some software developers have made demonstrable progress at recognizing masked faces. The findings, produced by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), are detailed in a new report called Ongoing Face Recognition Vendor Test (FRVT) Part 6B: Face Recognition Accuracy with Face Masks Using Post-COVID-19 Algorithms (NISTIR 8331). It is the agency’s first study that measures the performance of face recognition algorithms developed following the arrival of the pandemic. A
  9. This workshop will convene stakeholders from across the electronics, battery, and solar panel supply chains to assess technical and economic barriers to the reuse, refurbishment, and recycling of these products. The major goal of the workshop is to define NIST’s role in facilitating the transition to a circular economy and identifying actionable items for doing so. Attendees, including manufacturers, researchers, policymakers, industry organizations, and reuse, refurbishing, and recycling practitioners will watch keynote speeches by world-renowned experts in the circular economy, observe panel
  10. When the words “artificial intelligence” (AI) come to mind, your first thoughts may be of super-smart computers, or robots that perform tasks without needing any help from humans. Now, a multi-institutional team including researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has accomplished something not too far off: They developed an AI algorithm called CAMEO that discovered a potentially useful new material without requiring additional training from scientists. The AI system could help reduce the amount of trial-and-error time scientists spend in the lab, while

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