National Institute of Standards and Technology – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NIST SURF Program Student Applicant Information
Document Number: 2018-16914
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program; Knowledge Sharing Strategies.
Document Number: 2018-15265
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program includes a network of centers located in all 50 States and Puerto Rico, and is a source of trusted advice about new technologies, production techniques and business management practices. In order for the MEP System to grow, improve and have a greater impact on the growth and competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers in the global marketplace, the MEP System needs to transform to an organizationally and operationally integrated MEP National Network. This transformation will require a learning and knowledge sharing infrastructure, which NIST MEP envisions will be stood up as ``The MEP Network Learning and Knowledge Sharing System'' (MEP NLKSS). NIST is requesting information from interested vendors and others on possible designs and implementation of networked learning and knowledge sharing. The responses will inform NIST's planning of the MEP NLKSS, including assisting NIST MEP with the development of the final Statement of Work for a performance-based contract.
Current and Future Workforce Needs to Support a Strong Domestic Semiconductor Industry
Document Number: 2018-15077
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on behalf of the Department of Commerce and the National Security Council is seeking information on the scope and sufficiency of efforts to educate, train, and attract the workforce necessary to meet the demands of the current and future semiconductor industry, in support of the President's National Security Strategy.
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-14430
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold an open meeting in-person and via teleconference on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purposes of this meeting are to update the Committee on the progress of planning for the NCST technical investigation to study building failures and emergency response and evacuation during Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, and the implementation of recommendations from previous NCST investigations, including the Joplin tornado investigation. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST website at https://www.nist.gov/topics/disaster-failure-studies/national - construction-safety-team-ncst/advisory-committee.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Analysis of Exoskeleton-Use for Enhancing Human Performance Data Collection
Document Number: 2018-14047
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
National Conference on Weights and Measures 103rd Annual Meeting
Document Number: 2018-13935
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The 103rd Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from Sunday, July 15, 2018, through Thursday, July 19, 2018. This notice contains information about significant items on the NCWM Committee agendas but does not include all agenda items. As a result, the items are not consecutively numbered.
Smart Grid Advisory Committee Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2018-13822
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hereby gives notice that the Department of Commerce Acting Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Secretary for Administration, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration has determined that charter renewal of the NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee (Committee) is necessary and in the public interest. The renewed charter can be found on the Committee website at the following URL link: https:// www.nist.gov/file/443231.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2018-13821
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license in the United States of America, its territories, possessions and commonwealths, to NIST's interest in the invention embodied in U.S. Patent 9,726,553 B2, titled ``Optical Temperature Sensor and Use of Same'' (NIST Docket 13-006) to Fluke Corporation, a subsidiary of Fortive, Inc. The grant of the license would be for manufacture of optical thermometers in all fields.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2018-13820
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Judges Panel) will meet in closed session on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The purpose of this meeting is to review the results of examiners' scoring of written applications. Panel members will vote on which applicants merit site visits by examiners to verify the accuracy of quality improvements claimed by applicants. The meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Generic Clearance for Usability Data Collections
Document Number: 2018-12694
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Manufacturing Extension Partnership Management Information Reporting
Document Number: 2018-12693
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2018-12644
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will meet on Wednesday, November 7, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time and Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to review the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) agency updates on their latest activities and receive the NEHRP agency responses to the Committee's 2017 biennial and 2018 interim Reports on the Effectiveness of the NEHRP. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda and any meeting materials will be posted on the NEHRP website at http://nehrp.gov/.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2018-12006
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, and Friday, June 22, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2018-10917
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Board of Overseers) and the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Judges Panel) will meet in open session on Thursday, June 7, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. The Board of Overseers, appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, reports the results of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award) activities to the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) each year, along with its recommendations for the improvement of the Award process. The Judges Panel, also appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, ensures the integrity of the Award selection process and recommends Award recipients to the Secretary of Commerce. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and review information received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and from the Chair of the Judges Panel. The agenda will include: Baldrige Program News, Alliance for Performance Excellence Update, Baldrige Foundation Update, Report from the Baldrige Judges Panel, Ethics Review, Baldrige Enterprise Planning, Award Process Redesign, Proposal to Expand Award Categories, and New Business/Public Comment.
Termination of a Selected National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) Service
Document Number: 2018-10916
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Chief of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) announces the termination of the Chemical Calibration: Certifiers of Spectrophotometric NIST Traceable Reference Materials (NTRMs) Program offered by NVLAP. The Chemical Calibration: Certifiers of Spectrophotometric NTRMs Program comprised laboratories that designed, prepared, characterized, certified and distributed NTRM filter reference materials.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2018-10915
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license throughout the world, to NIST's interest in the invention embodied in PCT Application PCT\US18\20679, titled ``Non-resonant Electron Spin Resonant Probe and Associated Hardware'' (NIST Docket 17- 017) to Global Resonance Technologies, LLC. The grant of the license would be for the manufacture and use of a system for determination of radiation dosimetry.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2018-10914
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Judges Panel) will meet on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss and review the role and responsibilities of the Judges Panel and information received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in order to ensure the integrity of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award) selection process. The agenda will include: Judges Panel roles and processes; Baldrige Program updates; new business/public comment; lessons learned from the 2017 judging process; and the 2018 Award process. A portion of this meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed.
NIST Consortium for Metrology of Additive Construction by Extrusion (MACE)
Document Number: 2018-10913
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the United States Department of Commerce, is establishing the Metrology of Additive Construction by Extrusion (MACE) Consortium and invites organizations to participate in this Consortium. The Consortium will study the measurement science needs for the successful adoption of additive manufacturing by the construction industry. Participation in this Consortium is open to all eligible organizations, as described below. Participants will be required to sign a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA).
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2018-10845
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on June 13, 2018.
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-10163
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting via webinar on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to update the Committee on the progress of the NCST investigation of Hurricane Maria's effects on the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. The goals of the investigation will be to characterize: (1) The wind environment and technical conditions associated with deaths and injuries; (2) the performance of representative critical buildings, and designated safe areas in those buildings, including their dependence on lifelines; and (3) the performance of emergency communications systems and the public's response to such communications. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST website at https://www.nist.gov/topics/disaster-failure-studies/national - construction-safety-team-ncst/advisory-committee.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2018-10128
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee) will meet on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Wednesday June 6, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The VCAT is composed of not fewer than 9 members appointed by the NIST Director, eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations.
Announcing Request for Comments on Lightweight Cryptography Requirements and Evaluation Criteria
Document Number: 2018-10127
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is requesting comments on a proposed process to solicit, evaluate, and standardize one or more lightweight cryptographic algorithms. Current NIST cryptographic standards were designed to perform well on general- purpose computing platforms, and may not be suitable for some constrained computing environments. The draft requirements and evaluation criteria are available on the NIST Computer Security Resource Center website: https://csrc.nist.gov/Projects/Lightweight- Cryptography.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Securing Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Cybersecurity for the Healthcare Sector
Document Number: 2018-09897
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for the Securing Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Cybersecurity for the healthcare sector. This notice is the initial step for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in collaborating with technology companies to address cybersecurity challenges identified under the healthcare sector program. Participation in the use case is open to all interested organizations.
Request for Information Regarding Federal Technology Transfer Authorities and Processes
Document Number: 2018-09182
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Federal government invests approximately $150 billion annually \1\ in research and development (R&D). For the results of this investment to produce economic gain and maintain a strong national security innovation base, the results must be transferred to private companies to create new products and services. In order to advance the President's Management Agenda to modernize government for the 21st century, including the associated Lab-to-Market cross-agency priority (CAP) Goal in coordination with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is initiating an effort to refocus Federal technology transfer on sound business principles based on private investment. NIST requests information from the public regarding the current state of Federal technology transfer and the public's ability to engage with Federal laboratories and access federally funded R&D through collaborations, licensing, and other mechanisms. Responses to this RFI will inform NIST's evaluation of Federal technology transfer practices, policies, regulations, and/or laws that promote the transfer of Federal technologies and the practical application of those technologies, including through commercialization by the private sector. NIST will hold public meetings regarding the initiative and the stakeholder engagement process at the times and locations indicated below.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Data Integrity Building Block
Document Number: 2018-08829
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for two data integrity projects within the Data Integrity Building Block. The two projects are (1) Data Integrity: Identifying and Protecting Assets Against Ransomware and Other Destructive Events and (2) Data Integrity: Detecting and Responding to Ransomware and Other Destructive Events. This notice is the initial step for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in collaborating with technology companies to address cybersecurity challenges identified under the Data Integrity Building Block. Participation in the building block is open to all interested organizations and organizations may participate in one or both data integrity projects.
Rights to Federally Funded Inventions and Licensing of Government Owned Inventions
Document Number: 2018-07532
Type: Rule
Date: 2018-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This final rule reduces regulatory burdens by clarifying electronic reporting, updating certain sections to conform with changes in the patent laws, and streamlining the licensing application process for some Federal laboratory collaborators, makes technical corrections, clarifies the role of provisional patent application filing, explains a unique situation that may be appropriate for a Determination of Exceptional Circumstances, clarifies the role of funding agencies in the Bayh-Dole process, and addresses subject inventions as to which a Federal laboratory employee is a co-inventor.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Energy Sector Asset Management
Document Number: 2018-06024
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for the Energy Sector Asset Management Project. This notice is the initial step for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in collaborating with technology companies to address cybersecurity challenges identified under the Energy Sector Asset Management use case. Participation in the use case is open to all interested organizations.
NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-06023
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee) will meet in open session on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Wednesday, April 25, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. The primary purposes of this meeting are to provide updates on NIST Smart Grid activities and the intersections with Cyber-Physical Systems program activities, and discuss development and stakeholder engagement for the NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 4.0. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the Smart Grid website at http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid.
Request for Nominations for Members To Serve on National Institute of Standards and Technology Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2018-05092
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to eight existing Federal Advisory Committees: Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award; Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award; Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board; Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board; National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee; Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction; NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee; and Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology. NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Committees, in addition to nominations already received. Registered Federal lobbyists may not serve on NIST Federal Advisory Committees in an individual capacity.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Events and Efforts Supporting National Cybersecurity Career Awareness Week
Document Number: 2018-04732
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-03-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.
Establishment of a Team Under the National Construction Safety Team Act
Document Number: 2018-04085
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), United States Department of Commerce, announces the establishment of a National Construction Safety Team pursuant to the National Construction Safety Team Act. The Team was established to study building performance and emergency response and evacuation during Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2018-04084
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, and Friday, March 16, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2018-03683
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on March 7, 2018.
Intent To Terminate Selected National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) Services
Document Number: 2018-02746
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Chief of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) may terminate a specific Laboratory Accreditation Program (LAP) when it is determined that a need no longer exists to accredit laboratories for the services covered under the scope of the LAP. The Chemical Calibration: Certifiers of Spectrophotometric NIST Traceable Reference Materials (NTRMs) Program is comprised of laboratories that design, prepare, characterize, certify and distribute NTRM filter reference materials. Based on a lack of participation, the Chief of NVLAP has preliminarily determined that a need no longer exists to accredit laboratories for the services covered under the scope of this program and is proposing termination of the LAP. NIST is requesting written comment on the proposed termination.
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-02745
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-02-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet in person and via teleconference on Tuesday, February 20, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to update the Committee on the progress of the implementation of the recommendations made as a result of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011, Tornado in Joplin, Missouri and provide the Committee with an overview of the ongoing work related to the recent reconnaissance teams deployed to Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and California. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST website at https://www.nist.gov/topics/disaster-failure-studies/national - construction-safety-team-ncst/advisory-committee.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-01566
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2018-00566
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet in Wednesday, February 7, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The VCAT is composed of not fewer than 9 members appointed by the NIST Director who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations.
Notice of NIST's Consortium for the Advancement of Genome Editing
Document Number: 2018-00315
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-01-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the United States Department of Commerce is establishing the Genome Editing Consortium with the goal of bringing together stakeholders across the genome editing community to identify and address measurement and standards needs to support this technical area. The Consortium intends to evaluate genome editing assay pipelines, develop benchmark materials, generate benchmark data, develop suggested minimal information reporting for public studies, and generate a common lexicon for genome editing studies, with the intent these resources can be used to increase confidence in evaluating genome editing and lower the risk to utilizing these technologies in research and commercial products. Participation fees will be at least $20,000 annually or in- kind contributions of equivalent value. Participants will be required to sign a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA).
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Transport Layer Security (TLS) Server Certificate Management Building Block
Document Number: 2017-27893
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for the Transport Layer Security (TLS) Server Certificate Management Building Block. This notice is the initial step for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in collaborating with technology companies to address cybersecurity challenges identified under the TLS Server Certificate Management Building Block. Participation in the building block is open to all interested organizations.
NIST Special Publication 2000-02: Conformity Assessment Considerations for Federal Agencies
Document Number: 2017-27892
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests comments on the draft Special Publication (SP) 2000-02 Conformity Assessment Considerations for Federal Agencies (Considerations) document. The draft Considerations document is posted on the NIST website at: https://www.nist.gov/standardsgov/special- publications-conformity-assessment.
NIST Special Publication 2000-01: ABC's of Conformity Assessment
Document Number: 2017-27891
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests comments on the draft Special Publication (SP) 2000-01 ABC's of Conformity Assessment document. The draft ABC's of Conformity Assessment document is posted on the NIST website at: https:// www.nist.gov/standardsgov/special-publications-conformity-ass essment.
National Conference on Weights and Measures Interim Meeting
Document Number: 2017-27890
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Interim Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) will be held in St. Pete Beach, Florida, from Sunday, January 21, 2018, through Wednesday, January 24, 2018. This notice contains information about significant items on the NCWM Committee agendas but does not include all agenda items. As a result, the items are not consecutively numbered.
Notice of Localization and Tracking System Testing Consortium
Document Number: 2017-27889
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
On November 1, 2017, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a Federal Register notice regarding the establishment of the Localization and Tracking System (LTS) Testing Consortium, inviting organizations to participate in this Consortium. The purpose of this Federal Register notice is to extend the deadline for acceptance of letters of interest for participation in the LTS Testing Consortium, as indicated in the DATES section below, from December 15, 2017, to January 31, 2018.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Mitigating Internet of Things (IoT) Based Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Building Block
Document Number: 2017-27870
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for the Mitigating IoT-Based DDoS Building Block. This notice is the initial step for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in collaborating with technology companies to address cybersecurity challenges identified under the Mitigating IoT-Based DDoS Building Block. Participation in the building block is open to all interested organizations.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Privileged Account Management for the Financial Services Sector
Document Number: 2017-27869
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for the Privileged Account Management for the Financial Services sector. This notice is the initial step for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in collaborating with technology companies to address cybersecurity challenges identified under the Financial Services sector program. Participation in the use case is open to all interested organizations.
Accurate Fluorescence Measurements Consortium
Document Number: 2017-27353
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the United States Department of Commerce, is establishing the Accurate Fluorescence Measurements Consortium and invites organizations to participate in this Consortium. The Consortium will develop tools for improving the accuracy of quantitative fluorescence measurements including reference materials, reference data and reference methods for relative spectral correction of spectra, lifetimes and quantum yields and for assessing the associated uncertainties and utilities. Participation in this Consortium is open to all eligible organizations, as described below.
Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2017-26455
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Board) will meet in open session on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The purpose of this meeting is to review and discuss the work of the private sector contractor, which assists the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in administering the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award), and information received from NIST and from the Chair of the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award in order to make such suggestions for the improvement of the Award process as the Board deems necessary. Details on the agenda are noted in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2017-26218
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-12-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will meet on Monday, March 12, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Tuesday, March 13, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to review the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) agency updates on their latest activities and receive the NEHRP agency responses to the Committee's 2017 Report on the Effectiveness of the NEHRP. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda and any meeting materials will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Securing Property Management Systems for the Hospitality Sector
Document Number: 2017-25427
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for Securing Property Management Systems for the Hospitality Sector. This notice is the initial step for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in collaborating with technology companies to address cybersecurity challenges identified under the Hospitality Sector program. Participation in the use case is open to all interested organizations.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Organization of Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC) Membership Application
Document Number: 2017-23905
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, invites the general public and other Federal agencies to take this opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing information collections, as required by the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995.