National Institute of Standards and Technology November 2008 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Overseers
Document Number: E8-28312
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. app. 2, notice is hereby given that there will be a meeting of the Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award on December 11, 2008. The Board of Overseers is composed of eleven members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance management and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, assembled to advise the Secretary of Commerce on the conduct of the Baldrige Award. 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 of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The agenda will include: Report from the Judges' Panel, Baldrige Program (BNQP) Update, BNQP Strategic Plan, Potential STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Education Program, Use of the Consumer Price Index as an Inflator for the Baldrige Award Application fees, and Recommendations for the NIST Director.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: E8-28311
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will meet Wednesday, December 17, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, December 18, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The primary purpose of this meeting is to have an overview of the Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research (PEER) Center and have roundtable discussions on social sciences and lifelines. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/.
Announcing DRAFT Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 186-3, Digital Signature Standard (DSS) and Request for Comments
Document Number: E8-26841
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice announces a second public review and comment period for Draft Federal Information Processing Standard 186-3, Digital Signature Standard. The draft standard, designated ``Draft FIPS 186- 3,'' is proposed to revise and supersede FIPS 186-2. Draft FIPS 186-3 is a revision of FIPS 186-2, the Digital Signature Standard. The Draft FIPS specifies three techniques for the generation and verification of digital signatures that can be used for the protection of data: the Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA), the Elliptic Curve Digital Signature Algorithm (ECDSA) and the Rivest-Shamir-Adelman (RSA) algorithm. Although all three of these algorithms were approved in FIPS 186-2, this revision increases the key sizes allowed for DSA, provides additional requirements for the use of RSA and ECDSA, and includes requirements for obtaining the assurances necessary for valid digital signatures. FIPS 186-2 contained specifications for random number generators (RNGs); this revision does not include such specifications, but refers to NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-90 for obtaining random numbers. Prior to the submission of this proposed standard to the Secretary of Commerce for review and approval, it is essential that consideration is given to the needs and views of the public, users, the information technology industry, and Federal, State and local government organizations. The purpose of this notice is to solicit such views.
Announcing a Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: E8-26840
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 5 U.S.C. App., notice is hereby given that the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, December 3, 2008 from 8:30 p.m. until 5 p.m., Thursday, December 4, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Friday, December 5, 2008 from 8 a.m. until 5:15 p.m. All sessions will be open to the public. The Advisory Board was established by the Computer Security Act of 1987 (Pub. L. 100-235) and amended by the Federal Information Security Management Act of 2002 (Pub. L. 107- 347) to advise the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of NIST on security and privacy issues pertaining to federal computer systems. Details regarding the Board's activities are available at http:// csrc.nist.gov/groups/SMA/ispab/index.html/.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Request for Customer Service-Related Data Collections
Document Number: E8-26124
Type: Notice
Date: 2008-11-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Department of Commerce (DOC), 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.