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NIST

Abbr. for “National Institute of Standards and Technology, ” the successor to the US National Bureau of Standards.

NIST

(National Institute of Standards & Technology, Washington, DC, www.nist.gov) The standards-defining agency of the U.S. government, formerly the National Bureau of Standards. It is one of three agencies that fall under the Technology Administration (www.technology.gov), a branch of the U.S. Commerce Department that is devoted to advancing American economic growth through the use of technology.

Besides NIST, there are the National Technical Information Service (www.ntis.gov) and the Office of Technology Policy (www.technology.gov/OTPolicy).
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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 provide reasonable assurance that its interagency agreements are complete, accurate, and constitute a binding legal agreement, create, document, and implement a robust fiscal and legal review process for interagency agreements.
The record-low uncertainty of the NIST clock opens the door to ultraprecise tests of foundations of physics, including relativity and the steadiness of the so-called fundamental constants (SN: 5/14/05, p.
For each NIST force calibration report, this measurement uncertainty is given as the expanded uncertainty, U, which is calculated in accordance with NIST Technical Note 1297, "Guidelines for Evaluating and Expressing the Uncertainty of NIST Measurement Results" [7].
Despite the loss of about a quarter of the transmitters, the NIST team is reporting its initial findings, some of them striking.
In addition, off-site laser sources can be used in conjunction with a portable beamsplitter/attenuator system designed and built by NIST to perform these measurements.
Silicon micromachining methods currently being developed at NIST can be used to make vapor cells with dimensions well below 1 m[m.
To produce standard bullets, the NIST team first machined pieces of a copper alloy into bullet shapes.
NIST develops Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) when there are compelling Federal government requirements, such as for security and interoperability, and there are no acceptable industry standards or solutions.
NIST scientists used the data to generate curves of electric field versus temperature at constant current and magnetic field.
Projects to make fountain-type clocks adapted to zero gravity for the International Space Station are also under way in France and at NIST.
This service is being implemented within the National Vulnerability Database (NVD) at NIST, based on Red Hat's recommendation.
When testing is completed, the laboratory submits the results to NIST for validation.