However, inventors also use NIST
data and reference materials to calibrate their scientific equipment, use NIST
software and algorithms, and cite less formal outputs such as NIST
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 help ensure efficient, effective deployment of NIST
's workforce and be a responsible steward of federal resources, hold senior management accountable for strategically managing its interagency agreements.
Bergquist and his NIST
coauthors describe the tweaks to their clock in the July 14 Physical Review Letters.
According to NIST
, "The upgraded library also includes two important new classes of chemical reference data.
We believe that all businesses dependent on microtechnology, nanotechnology, and miniaturization will benefit from our proposed program and we applaud the NIST
ATP for having the foresight to stimulate the growth of this crucial and emerging technology."
The database also employs data authentication to assure users that spectral files are unaltered and traceable to NIST
Microwave specialists also may be interested in government-owned inventions available for licensing from NIST
. For technical and licensing information on the inventions, contact Bruce E.
primary force standards consist of six machines for applying discrete forces generated by stainless steel deadweights, spanning a range of 44 N to 4.448 MN .
"This is some of the first work that's been done on how signals propagate through rubble," says Dereck Orr, NIST
's manager for public-safety-communications standards.
It will replace the aging Data Encryption Standard, which NIST
adopted in 1977 as a Federal Information Processing Standard used by federal agencies to protect sensitive, unclassified information.
About the authors: Within the Organic Chemical Metrology Group of the Analytical Chemistry Division in the NIST
Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory, D.
team built its prototype with funding from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).