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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.
Notice of Localization and Tracking System Testing Consortium
Document Number: 2017-23807
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-11-01
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 Localization and Tracking System (LTS) Testing Consortium and invites organizations to participate in this Consortium. Participants in this Consortium will have the opportunity to test their LTS leveraging a unique capability on the NIST Gaithersburg campus. The goals of the LTS Testing Consortium are to demonstrate and further develop standardized localization and tracking system testing procedures, and to assess current state of the art. The LTS Testing Consortium will not evaluate whether any individual system is commercially feasible. Participants in the Consortium will be required to sign a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA).
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2017-23273
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-26
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 Sunday, November 5, 2017 through Thursday, November 9, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time each day. The purpose of this meeting is to review recommendations from site visits, and recommend 2017 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipients. The meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed at the meeting.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2017-21158
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-10-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, October 25, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, Thursday, October 26, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, and Friday, October 27, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2017-20374
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-25
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 Monday, October 23, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time and Tuesday, October 24, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The VCAT is composed of not fewer than 9 members appointed by the NIST Director, a majority of whom are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations.
National Institute of Standards and Technology Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2017-19599
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice lists the membership of the National Institute of Standards and Technology Performance Review Board (NIST PRB) and supersedes the list published on September 8, 2016.
National Advisory Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2017-19520
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Advisory Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction (NACWIR or Committee), will hold an open meeting continuing the work of the Committee via video conference on Monday, September 25, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of the meeting will be to finalize the Committee's report on assessments and recommendations on the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program. Interested members of the public will also be able to participate from remote locations. Instructions will be provided when members of the public register.
Building the Foundations for Quantum Industry
Document Number: 2017-19081
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests information about the broader needs of the industrial community in the area of quantum information science (QIS). NIST seeks input from stakeholders regarding opportunities for research and development, means and methods of inducing interaction and collaboration, providing support for emerging market areas, identifying barriers to near-term and future applications, and understanding workforce needs. As part of this effort, NIST will hold a workshop on Thursday, October 5, 2017. The information received in response to this RFI and during the workshop will inform recommendations for the development and coordination of U.S. Government policies, programs, and budgets to advance U.S. competitiveness in QIS.
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-19080
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-09-08
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 Thursday, September 28, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 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) Joplin tornado investigation, provide the Committee an overview of ongoing work focused on enhancing the readiness and effectiveness of future National Construction Safety Teams in the field, and provide NIST's response to the Committee's 2016 Annual Report and recommendations. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST Web site at https://www.nist.gov/topics/ disaster-failure-studies/national-construction-safety-team-nc st/ advisory-committee.
Request for Information on the Development of the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science 2.0
Document Number: 2017-18355
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) established the Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) for Forensic Science in 2013 as part of a larger effort to strengthen forensic science in the United States. NIST has primary responsibility to support the OSAC and has publicly announced its intention to transition the administration of the OSAC to another host within five to ten years. NIST made a commitment to the forensic science community (community) that OSAC 2.0 will ensure the continued scientific integrity and stability of the organization. NIST publishes this notice to request information for consideration in the development of a comprehensive transition plan for the OSAC that meets the needs of the community and ensures that transition is conducted in a manner that safeguards the efficiency and effectiveness of the OSAC.
Federated Cloud Public Working Group
Document Number: 2017-18354
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The NIST Cloud Computing Program (NCCP) announces the reconstitution of its Federated Cloud Public Working Group. The Working Group's activities will resume and initiate work to develop a vocabulary of terms to support federated cloud and federated cloud environments, as well as a conceptual architecture for federated cloud. Participation in the Working Group is open to all interested parties.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2017-17797
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will hold a meeting via webinar on Wednesday, September 6, 2017, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Interested members of the public will be able to view the meeting materials and participate from remote locations. The primary purpose of this meeting is to review and finalize the Committee's 2017 Report on the Effectiveness of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP). The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The agenda and meeting materials will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2017-17189
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Secure Inter-Domain Routing Building Block
Document Number: 2017-16219
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-08-02
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 Secure Inter-Domain Routing 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 Secure Inter-Domain Routing Building Block. Participation in the building block is open to all interested organizations.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; the NIST Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teachers (NIST Summer Institute) and the NIST Research Experience for Teachers (NIST RET) Application Requirements
Document Number: 2017-15513
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-25
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; Safety and Health Data
Document Number: 2017-15508
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-25
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; the NIST Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teachers (NIST Summer Institute) and the NIST Research Experience for Teachers (NIST RET) Application Requirements
Document Number: 2017-15507
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-25
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.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2017-15491
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-25
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 Application No. 15/596,243, titled ``Linear Absorption Spectrometer to Optically Determine an Absolute Mole Fraction of Radiocarbon in a Sample'' (NIST Docket 17-011) to Planetary Emissions Management, Inc. The grant of the license would be for determination of carbon-14 isotope concentration in samples in all fields.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2017-15325
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-21
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 September 27, 2017.
National Advisory Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction Meetings
Document Number: 2017-14719
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Advisory Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction (NACWIR or Committee), will hold three upcoming meetings continuing the work of the Committee. Interested members of the public will be able to view the video conferences and participate from remote locations by calling in to a central phone number. The final agendas and any meeting materials will be posted on the NWIRP Web site at https://www.nist.gov/ el/materials-and-structural-systems-division-73100/national-w indstorm- impact-reduction-program-1.
Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure: Workforce Development
Document Number: 2017-14553
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Executive Order 13800, ``Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure'' (the ``Executive Order''), directs the Secretary of Commerce, in conjunction with the Secretary of Homeland Security, and in consultation with other Federal Departments and Agencies, to assess the scope and sufficiency of efforts to educate and train the American cybersecurity workforce of the future, including cybersecurity-related education curricula, training, and apprenticeship programs, from primary through higher education; and provide a report to the President with findings and recommendations regarding how to support the growth and sustainment of the Nation's cybersecurity workforce in both the public and private sectors. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking information on the scope and sufficiency of efforts to educate and train the Nation's cybersecurity workforce and recommendations for ways to support and improve that workforce in both the public and private sectors. Responses to this RFIwhich will be posted at https://nist.gov/ nice/cybersecurityworkforcewill inform the assessment and report of the Secretaries of Commerce and Homeland Security to the President.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2017-14389
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-07-10
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 23, 2017, 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; Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Application Cover Sheet
Document Number: 2017-13276
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-26
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.
Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2017-12543
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-16
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 Thursday, August 17, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Friday, August 18, 2017 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 to discuss the NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards revision and the NIST Smart Grid research program. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the Smart Grid Web site at http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid.
National Advisory Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2017-12020
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Advisory Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction (NACWIR or Committee), will meet on Tuesday, June 27, and Wednesday, June 28, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of the meeting will be to assess and develop recommendations on (1) the priorities of the Draft Strategic Plan for the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (NWIRP), and (2) trends and developments in the natural, engineering, and social sciences and practices of windstorm impact mitigation. The final agenda and any meeting materials will be posted on the NWIRP Web site at https:// www.nist.gov/el/materials-and-structural-systems-division-731 00/ national-windstorm-impact-reduction-program-1.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2017-11511
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, June 28, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m., Eastern Time, Thursday, June, 29, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., Eastern Time, and Friday, June 30, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2017-10405
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
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 7, 2017, 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 2016 judging process; and the 2017 Award process. A portion of this meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed.
Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2017-10404
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-22
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 together in open session on Thursday, June 8, 2017, 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 Update, Baldrige Foundation Fundraising Update, Baldrige Judges Panel Update, Ethics Review, Applicants and Eligibility, and New Business/Public Comment.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2017-09997
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-17
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 an open session on Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time and Wednesday, June 14, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time. The VCAT is composed of not fewer than 9 members appointed by the NIST Director, a majority of whom are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations.
National Conference on Weights and Measures 102nd Annual Meeting
Document Number: 2017-09990
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The 102nd Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) will be held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from Sunday, July 16, 2017, through Thursday, July 20, 2017. 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.
Request for Participation on Developing Industrial Wireless Systems Best Practices Guidelines
Document Number: 2017-09503
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Intelligent Systems Division of NIST is forming a technical working group (TWG) to develop best practices guidelines in selecting and deploying industrial wireless solutions within industrial environments such as process control and manufacturing. Guidelines will consider the entire wireless ecosystem within factories with emphasis on wireless networks operating on the factory floor. This includes factory/plant instrumentation, control systems, and back-haul networks. The guidelines will be technology and vendor agnostic and will address the current needs of industry to have independent guidelines based on user requirements and measurement science research.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Trusted Geolocation in the Cloud Building Block
Document Number: 2017-09502
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-11
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 Trusted Geolocation in the Cloud 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 Trusted Geolocation in the Cloud Building Block. Participation in the building block is open to all interested organizations.
Call for Industrial Wireless Testbed Participation
Document Number: 2017-09046
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-05
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, announces an opportunity for industrial wireless communications equipment suppliers and academic institutions to incorporate their use cases, techniques, and equipment into a NIST Industrial Wireless Testbed to help advance measurement science research in industrial wireless communication, with special emphasis on manufacturing applications.
National Advisory Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2017-08881
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-05-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Advisory Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction (NACWIR or Committee), will hold a webinar initiating the work of the Committee via video conference on Wednesday, May 17, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time. This will be the first meeting of the Committee and is intended to provide Committee members and the public with a description of the statutory requirements and scope of work of the Committee, an overview of the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program (NWIRP) and the draft NWIRP Strategic Plan, and to propose timeframes and milestones for the work of the Committee. Interested members of the public will be able to view the webinar and participate from remote locations by calling in to a central phone number.
Impact of Long Term Evolution Signals on Global Positioning System Receivers
Document Number: 2017-08080
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that National Advanced Spectrum and Communications Test Network (NASCTN) will hold a public meeting on May 4, 2017 to inform the public about the NASCTN project ``Impact of Long Term Evolution (LTE) signals on Global Positioning System (GPS) Devices''. At this meeting, the public will learn about this project, as described in the report released to the public on February 15, 2017, available at: http://nvlpubs.nist.gov/nistpubs/TechnicalNotes/NIST.TN.1952. pdf. A summary of NASCTN's test methodology and an overview of the test results will be provided as well.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NIST MEP Client Impact Survey
Document Number: 2017-07885
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-19
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: 2017-07320
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-04-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will meet on Monday, July 24, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time and Tuesday, July 25, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss the Committee's 2017 Report on the Effectiveness of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (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/.