Consortium on “Concrete Rheology: Enabling Metrology (CREME)”: Membership Fee Update
On October 25, 2011, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a notice of a public meeting, which was held on November 8, 2011, to explore the feasibility of establishing a NIST/Industry Consortium on Concrete Rheology: Enabling Metrology (CREME)''. The notice stated that membership fees for participation in the CREME consortium would be Twenty-five Thousand ($25,000) per year. As a result of the November 8, 2011, public meeting, revisions have been made to the membership fee structure.
Announcement of Meeting on “Developing Standard Requirements for Fatigue Performance of Transvenous Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillation Leads”
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites interested parties to attend a pre-consortium meeting on ``Developing Standard Requirements for Fatigue Performance of Transvenous Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillation Leads.''
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Management Information Reporting
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.
Request for Technical Input-Standards in Trade Workshops
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites all interested parties, including U.S.-based manufacturers, U.S. industry and trade associations and federal government agencies, to submit recommendations and suggestions for workshops covering specific sectors and targeted countries or regions of the world where training in the U.S. approaches to development and use of standards, including assessment of conformity to standards, may facilitate trade, increase U.S. exports, and/or benefit U.S. industry. Standards in Trade (SIT) workshops are designed to introduce U.S. stakeholders to emerging standards and conformity assessment issues in other countries and regions; identify regulatory information and market access issues; and provide timely information to foreign officials on U.S. practices in standards, metrology and conformity assessment. Interested parties must consider Administration priorities outlined in the current National Export Strategy. NIST will offer a limited number of workshops each year. Most workshops will be scheduled for a 3 to 5 day period at NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland. NIST will evaluate all recommendations and may use the suggested topics in planning its workshops, subject to the availability of resources. Additional guidance is available on the NIST Standards in Trade (SIT) workshop program Web page. This notice is not an invitation for proposals to fund grants, contracts or cooperative agreements of any kind.
Announcing DRAFT Revisions to Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 186-3, Digital Signature Standard (DSS), and Request for Comments
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests comments on revisions to Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 186-3, Digital Signature Standard, which was approved in January 2009. The proposed revisions are available at https:// csrc.nist.gov/publications/PubsDrafts.html.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
NIST announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold an open meeting on Sunday, May 6, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Work Group on Measuring Systems for Taxis
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is forming a Work Group (WG) to develop proposals to revise the current Taximeters Code in NIST Handbook 44 (HB 44), Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices, to adequately address emerging technologies used to assess charges based on time and/or distance measurements in taxi applications and to ensure that the prescribed methodologies and standards facilitate measurements that are traceable to the International System of Units (SI).
Notice of Public Workshop: “Designing for Impact: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation”
The Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), housed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), announces the first of a series of public workshops entitled ``Designing for Impact: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.'' The workshops will provide a forum for the AMPNO to introduce the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) and its regional components, Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMIs). The workshops will also provide a forum for public discussion of this new initiative, which President Obama announced on March 9, 2012. The discussion will focus on the following topics: Technologies with Broad Impact, Institute Structure and Governance, Strategies for Sustainable Institute Operations, and Education and Workforce Development.