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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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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.
So far, their precision cannot match either NIST or the National Physical Laboratory in Teddington, England, where the balance method originated.
CEAL was one of the first NIST-accredited Cryptographic Module Testing (CMT) laboratories, so we are pleased that NIST has chosen us to conduct FIPS 201 testing," said Peter Bello, President of CygnaCom Solutions.
NIST researchers reported new, high sensitivity compositional characterizations of RP-1 fuels and new metrological quality property results for density, viscosity, heat capacity, and thermal conductivity with temperatures extending beyond a decomposition limit (near 600 K) and pressures to about 70 MPa.
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.
Recent work at NIST could lead to improvements in the capacitance calibration services at NIST by a factor of three or four.