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NIST converts lab into 'intelligent' office building to study energy reduction

The mock office building is being built in a 1,000-sqare-foot lab where researchers will study whether the artificial intelligence tools used in search engines, robots, and routing and scheduling programs can work together to optimize a building's energy performance.

NIST wants input on user experiences with cybersecurity framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology said Aug. 22 that it wants the public to weigh in on a voluntary approach designed to help organizations develop, evaluate and improve their cybersecurity plans for critical infrastructure.

NIST wants to give organizations a leg up on mobile app security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking public input on a draft guide to help organizations use mobile apps while managing associated security vulnerabilities and risks.

NIST seeks public comment on updated guide assessing security measures of systems, networks

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking public comment on a  draft updating a guide designed to help agencies and others better assess how they're protecting federal information systems and networks.

NIST announces competition to help U.S. advanced manufacturing industry

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has announced it will begin accepting applications for a new round of competitive grants to help address challenges to the growth of advanced manufacturing in the United States.

Paper: NSA surveillance harming Internet, undermining cybersecurity, hurting US businesses

A recently published paper from the New American Foundation says that the National Security Agency's surveillance programs are causing "significant damage" to U.S. interests and the global Internet community.

FBI seeks information about cloud services to store criminal justice data

The FBI is seeking commercial cloud-computing options that can store vast amounts of criminal justice data. In a recent request for information, the bureau said it wants an on-site, infrastructure-as-a-service, "cloud in a box" system to support the Criminal Justice Information Services division in Clarksburg, W.Va., at multiple locations across the country

NIST report outlines steps to strengthen encryption standards development after NSA revelation

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's main advisory committee, which has been reviewing concerns about the integrity of the agency's cryptographic standards and guidelines program, recommended greater transparency and openness in NIST's relationship with the National Security Agency.

Federal government seeks input on testing dynamic spectrum sharing

The Federal Communications Commission and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration issued a joint public notice July 11, seeking input in creating a so-called "Model City" program, which is an outgrowth of a White House report about how spectrum can be better used to spur economic growth.

NIST announces competition to build research center around disaster resilience

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking to create a research center to help communities better respond and recover from disasters.