National Institute of Standards and Technology 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-31099
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
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 Tuesday, January 28, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
National Conference on Weights and Measures 99th Interim Meeting
Document Number: 2013-31092
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The 99th Interim Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, January 19 to 22, 2014. 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.
Aerosols and Similar Pressurized Containers-Meeting To Discuss the Method of Sale for Packages Utilizing Bag on Valve Technology (BOV)
Document Number: 2013-30672
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is facilitating a meeting on January 9, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time to discuss the method of sale (quantity statement) for products sold in pressurized containers using Bag on Valve (BOV) technology.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES) Please
Document Number: 2013-30501
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-23
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.
Request for Public Comments on Draft Final Report on the Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011 Tornado in Joplin, Missouri
Document Number: 2013-28946
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-03
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 availability for public comment of the draft final report of the investigation conducted by NIST into the tornado that impacted Joplin, Missouri on May 22, 2011. NIST will consider all comments received on the draft report before it is issued in final form.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-28789
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-12-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Thursday, December 19, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Friday, December 20, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2013-27698
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-19
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 Monday, December 9, 2013. 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.
Draft Guidance on Intellectual Property Rights for the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation and Draft Institute Performance Metrics for the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation
Document Number: 2013-27157
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), hosted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), announces the release for public comment of two AMNPO draft documents entitled Draft Guidance on Intellectual Property Rights for the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation and Draft Institute Performance Metrics for the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation. The first document describes draft guidance pertaining to intellectual property (IP) management, and the second document describes draft institute performance metrics, for the proposed National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) and the individual manufacturing innovation institutes that compose the network. These two documents were produced by the federal interagency AMNPO, hosted by NIST. The AMNPO seeks public comments on the two documents. All comments received will be made publicly available.
Possible Models for the Administration and Support of Discipline-Specific Guidance Groups for Forensic Science
Document Number: 2013-27156
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST is extending the deadline for submitting comments relating to Possible Models for the Administration and Support of Discipline-Specific Guidance Groups for Forensic Science. Due to the lack of availability of information posted on the NIST Web site, and the lack of NIST staff to respond to questions during the recent government shutdown due to a lapse in appropriations, the public may not have been able to formulate or submit their input. To allow the public sufficient time to formulate and submit their comments, NIST is extending the comment period from 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, November 12, 2013 to 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time on November 26, 2013.
Request for Nominations for Members To Serve on National Institute of Standards and Technology Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2013-26832
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-08
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.
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-26828
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Wednesday, December 11, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern time. The meeting will be open to the public. This meeting was originally scheduled for October 15-16, 2013 and was rescheduled as a result of the government shutdown due to a lapse in appropriations. The primary purpose of this meeting is to update the Committee on the status of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Disaster and Failure Studies Program, receive NIST's response to the Committee's 2012 annual report recommendations, update the Committee on the progress of the NIST Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011 Tornado in Joplin, MO, and gather information for the Committee's 2013 Annual Report to Congress. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST Web site at https://www.nist.gov/el/ disasterstudies/ncst/.
Notice of Limited, Program-Wide, Public Interest Waivers of Section 1605(a) (Buy American Requirement) of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
Document Number: 2013-26827
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is hereby providing notice of two, program-wide, limited public interest waivers of the Buy American requirements set forth in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA). The two limited, program- wide, public interest waivers set forth in this Notice apply to projects constructed by recipients receiving financial assistance awards (grants) pursuant to the NIST ARRA Construction Grant Program to which the ARRA Buy American requirements apply. The first limited, program-wide, public interest waiver applies to a grant recipient's use of a de minimis amount of non-domestic iron, steel or manufactured goods that, in the aggregate, comprises no more than five percent of the total cost of the iron, steel and manufactured goods used in a grant recipient's ARRA construction project. The second limited, program-wide, public interest waiver applies to a grant recipient's use of non-domestic manufactured goods where such non- domestic goods are necessary for the integration and operation of the recipient's construction project into the recipient's existing safety and security systems. Both program-wide, public interest waivers of the Buy American requirements apply over the entire award period of the grant projects. The two, limited, public interest Buy American waivers set forth in this Notice do not apply to procurement contracts issued pursuant to the NIST ARRA Construction of Research Facilities program.
Request for Comments on the Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework
Document Number: 2013-25566
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks comments on the preliminary version of the Cybersecurity Framework (``preliminary Framework''). The preliminary Framework was developed by NIST using information collected through the Request for Information (RFI) that was published in the Federal Register on February 26, 2013, and a series of open public workshops. The preliminary Framework was developed in response to NIST responsibilities directed in Executive Order 13636, ``Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity'' (``Executive Order''). Under the Executive Order, the Secretary of Commerce is tasked to direct the Director of NIST to lead the development of a framework to reduce cyber risks to critical infrastructure (the ``Cybersecurity Framework'' or ``Framework''). The Framework will consist of standards, methodologies, procedures and processes that align policy, business, and technological approaches to address cyber risks. The preliminary Framework is available electronically from the NIST Web site at: https:// www.nist.gov/itl/cyberframework.cfm.
Request for Comments on Draft NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 7628 Rev. 1, Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security
Document Number: 2013-25168
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks comments on draft NISTIR 7628 Rev. 1, Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security. Draft NISTIR 7628 Rev. 1 was completed by the NIST-led Smart Grid Cybersecurity Committee (formerly the Cyber Security Working Group) of the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel. The document has been updated to address changes in technologies and implementations since the release of NISTIR 7628 in September 2010. In addition, the document development strategy, cryptography and key management, privacy, vulnerability classes, research and development topics, standards review, and key power system use cases have been updated and expanded to reflect changes in the Smart Grid environment since 2010. The final version is expected to be posted in the fall of 2013.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2013-24801
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-10-23
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 Monday through Friday, November 4-8, 2013, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern time each day. The purpose of this meeting is to review recommendations from site visits, and recommend 2013 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipients.
Possible Models for the Administration and Support of Discipline-Specific Guidance Groups for Forensic Science
Document Number: 2013-23617
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites interested parties to provide their perspectives on the appropriate model for NIST administration and support of discipline- specific Guidance Groups (``Guidance Groups'') to be established pursuant to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. NIST seeks to identify and understand approaches for the structure of effective and sustainable Guidance Groups. This Notice does not solicit comments or advice on the policies that should be addressed by the Guidance Groups. Responses to this Notice will serve only as input for NIST's consideration of a model to establish and administer the Guidance Groups.
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-23214
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Wednesday, October 16, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern time. The meeting will be open to the public. The primary purpose of this meeting is to update the Committee on the status of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Disaster and Failure Studies Program, receive NIST's response to the Committee's 2012 annual report recommendations, update the Committee on the progress of the NIST Technical Investigation of the May 22, 2011 Tornado in Joplin, MO, and gather information for the Committee's 2013 Annual Report to Congress. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST Web site at https://www.nist.gov/el/disasterstudies/ncst/.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2013-22925
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-20
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 open session on Tuesday, October 8, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. Eastern Time. The VCAT is composed of fifteen 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.
Request for Information on Computer Security Incident Coordination (CSIC)
Document Number: 2013-22920
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST is extending the deadline for submitting comments relating to Computer Security Incident Coordination. NIST experienced technical difficulties with receiving email comments from the time the notice was published on June 28, 2013 through July 31, 2013. Due to the technical difficulties experienced during the comment period, NIST may not have received all comments submitted via email on or before the closing date, July 29, 2013. Persons who submitted comments via email on or before July 29, 2013 may resubmit their comments during the extended comment period. In addition, since NIST is extending the comment period, persons who submitted untimely comments between July 29, 2013 and July 31, 2013 also may resubmit their comments during the extended comment period. NIST will accept new comments during the extended comment period as well. NIST will accept only emails during the extended time period.
Announcing Approval of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 201-2, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors
Document Number: 2013-21491
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice announces the Secretary of Commerce's approval of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 201-2, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors. FIPS 201-2 includes clarifications to existing text, additional text in cases where there were ambiguities, adaptation to changes in the environment since the publication of FIPS 201-1, and specific changes requested by Federal agencies and implementers.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-21494
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, October 9, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, October 10, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Friday, October 11, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Notice of Public Meeting-Intersection of Cloud Computing and Mobility Forum and Workshop
Document Number: 2013-21489
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces the Intersection of Cloud and Mobility Forum and Workshop to be held on Tuesday, October 1, Wednesday, October 2, and Thursday, October 3, 2013. The format is a three-day forum with breakout sessions held each day. The NIST Intersection of Cloud and Mobility Forum and Workshop will bring together leaders and innovators from industry, academia and government in an interactive format that combines keynote presentations, panel discussions, interactive breakout sessions, and open discussion. The forum and workshop are open to the general public. NIST invites organizations to display posters and participate as exhibitors as described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
National Institute of Standards and Technology Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2013-21263
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-30
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 August 13, 2012.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-20620
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-23
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 Friday, September 27, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2013-18938
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award) will meet in closed session on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, 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.
Genome in a Bottle Consortium-Progress and Planning Workshop
Document Number: 2013-18934
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-08-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST announces the Genome in a Bottle Consortium meeting to be held on Thursday and Friday, August 15 and 16, 2013. The Genome in a Bottle Consortium is developing the reference materials, reference methods, and reference data needed to assess confidence in human whole genome variant calls. A principal motivation for this consortium is to enable performance assessment of sequencing and science-based regulatory oversight of clinical sequencing. The purpose of this meeting is to update participants about progress of the consortium work, continue to get broad input from individual stakeholders to update or refine the consortium work plan, continue to broadly solicit consortium membership from interested stakeholders, and invite members to participate in work plan implementation.
Request for Information on Pilots To Inform the Creation of Potential New Manufacturing Technology Acceleration Centers (M-TACs); Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2013-17685
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST is extending the deadline for submitting comments regarding NIST's planning for a Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) for new manufacturing technology acceleration centers (M-TACs). NIST anticipates issuing the FFO in fiscal year 2014 (FY14), subject to the availability of appropriated funding. The new comment deadline is Monday, August 5, 2013. NIST will accept comments submitted only via email during the extended time period.
Announcing Approval of Federal Information Processing Standard 186-4, Digital Signature Standard
Document Number: 2013-17396
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice announces the Secretary of Commerce's approval of Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 186-4, Digital Signature Standard (DSS). FIPS 186-4 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 Algorithm (RSA). This revision includes a clarification of terms, a reduction of restrictions on the use of random number generators and the retention and use of prime number generation seeds, a correction of wording and typographical errors, and further aligns the FIPS with Key Cryptography Standard (PKCS) 1. FIPS 186-4 is available at https://csrc.nist.gov/publications/PubsFIPS.html.
Proposed Establishment of a Federally Funded Research and Development Center-Third Notice
Document Number: 2013-17025
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-07-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Commerce, intends to sponsor a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) to facilitate public-private collaboration for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and technologies. This is the third of three notices which must be published over a 90-day period in order to advise the public of the agency's intention to sponsor an FFRDC.
National Conference on Weights and Measures 98th Annual Meeting
Document Number: 2013-15544
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The 98th Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, from July 14 to 18, 2013. 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.
Computer Security Incident Coordination (CSIC): Providing Timely Cyber Incident Response
Document Number: 2013-15542
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking information relating to Computer Security Incident Coordination (CSIC). NIST is seeking this information as part of the research needed to write a NIST Special Publication (SP) to help Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs) to coordinate effectively when responding to computer security incidents. The NIST SP will identify technical standards, methodologies, procedures, and processes that facilitate prompt and effective response. This RFI requests information regarding technical best practices, current practices, impediments to information sharing and response, risks of collaborative incident response, the role of technology and standards in incident coordination, specific technical standards and technologies that have been found helpful (or ineffective), opportunities for improvement, viewpoints on incident coordination objectives, and suggestions for guidance. In developing the SP, NIST will consult with the Department of Homeland Security, the National Security Agency, other interested federal agencies, the Office of Management and Budget, and individually with other parties who respond to this RFI to discuss their comments and seek further information. The SP will be developed through an open public review and comment process that may include workshops as needed.
Proposed Establishment of a Federally Funded Research and Development Center-Second Notice
Document Number: 2013-14897
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Commerce, intends to sponsor a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) to facilitate public-private collaboration for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and technologies. This is the second of three notices which must be published over a 90-day period in order to advise the public of the agency's intention to sponsor an FFRDC.
Request for Information on Pilots to Inform the Creation of Potential New Manufacturing Technology Acceleration Centers (M-TACs)
Document Number: 2013-14895
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites interested parties to comment on NIST's planning for a Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO), anticipated in fiscal year 2014 (FY14), subject to the availability of appropriated funding. The anticipated 2014 FFO will competitively fund a select number of new Manufacturing Technology Acceleration Centers (M-TACs). The M-TACs will focus on addressing the technical and business challenges encountered by small and mid-sized U.S. manufacturers as they attempt to integrate, adopt, transition, and commercialize both existing and emerging product and process technologies into their operations to help them grow and compete within manufacturing supply chains as innovative, value-adding components of our nation's economy. U.S. small and mid-sized manufacturers are a critical segment of our economy, comprising over 90% of all manufacturing establishments and approximately 45% of employment.\1\ U.S. small and mid-sized manufacturers are also playing a growing role in technology innovation, including product and process technologies.\2\ The emphasis of these future M-TACs will be to conduct technology transition and commercialization activities with small and mid-sized U.S. manufacturers to foster their readiness to adopt and/or adapt advanced technologies into their manufacturing processes and products.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; the Building Construction Technology Extension Pilot Client Impact Survey
Document Number: 2013-13543
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-07
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; NIST MEP Advanced Manufacturing Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge (AMJIAC) Client Impact Survey
Document Number: 2013-13494
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-07
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.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-12701
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-29
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 Monday, June 24, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2013-12330
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet in closed session on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, 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 in order to ensure the integrity of the Award selection process. The agenda will include: The Role of the Judges, Debrief of Category Recognition, Improvements to the Judging Process, Baldrige Program Updates, and the 2013 Baldrige Award Cycle.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2013-12328
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Judges Panel) and the Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Board of Overseers) will meet together in open session on Thursday, June 13, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. 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.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2013-12080
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-05-21
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 open session on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Wednesday, June 12, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. Eastern Time. The VCAT is composed of fifteen members appointed by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations.
Announcing an Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2013-10137
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, June 12, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, June 13, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Friday, June 14, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
National Fire Codes: Request for Public Input for Revision of Codes and Standards
Document Number: 2013-09938
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice contains the list of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) documents opening for Public Input, and it also contains information on the NFPA Revision Process. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is publishing this notice on behalf of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to announce the NFPA's proposal to revise some of its fire safety codes and standards and requests Public Input to amend existing or begin the process of developing new NFPA fire safety codes and standards. The purpose of this request is to increase public participation in the system used by NFPA to develop its codes and standards.
National Fire Codes: Request for Comments on NFPA's Codes and Standards
Document Number: 2013-09936
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is publishing this notice on behalf of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to announce the availability of and request comments on the First Draft Reports that will be reporting in NFPA's 2014 Annual Revision Cycle.
Proposed Establishment of a Federally Funded Research and Development Center-First Notice
Document Number: 2013-09376
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Department of Commerce, intends to sponsor a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) to facilitate public-private collaboration for accelerating the widespread adoption of integrated cybersecurity tools and technologies. This is the first of three notices which must be published over a 90-day period in order to advise the public of the agency's intention to sponsor an FFRDC.
Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meeting Cancellation
Document Number: 2013-09036
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The meeting of the Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee) scheduled for Friday, April 19, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time is cancelled. Notice of this meeting was published in the Federal Register on March 26, 2013.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center for Nebraska; Availability of Funds
Document Number: 2013-08232
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-04-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST invites applications from eligible applicants for funding projects that provide manufacturing extension services to primarily small- and medium-sized manufacturers in the United States. Specifically, NIST seeks applications to re-establish an MEP center in Nebraska.
Incentives To Adopt Improved Cybersecurity Practices
Document Number: 2013-07234
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Office of the Secretary
The President has directed the Secretary of Commerce to evaluate a set of incentives designed to promote participation in a voluntary program to be established by the Secretary of Homeland Security to support the adoption by owners and operators of critical infrastructure and other interested entities of the Cybersecurity Framework being developed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The evaluation will include analysis of the benefits and relative effectiveness of such incentives, and whether the incentives would require legislation or can be provided under existing law and authorities to participants in the Program. The Department of Commerce (Department) will use input received in response to this Notice to inform its recommendations, which will focus on incentives for critical infrastructure owners. In addition, the Department may use this input to develop a broader set of recommendations that apply to U.S. industry as a whole.
Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2013-06910
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee), will meet in open session on Friday, April 19, 2013 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss the NIST Smart Grid Program Plan. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the Smart Grid Web site at https://www.nist.gov/smartgrid.
International Code Council: The Update Process for the International Codes and Standards
Document Number: 2013-06909
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The International Code Council (ICC), promulgator of the International Codes and Standards, maintains a process for updating the entire family of International Codes based on receipt of proposals from interested individuals and organizations involved in the construction industry as well as the general public. The codes are updated every three years. The purpose of this notice is to increase public participation in the system used by ICC to develop and maintain its codes and standards. The publication of this notice by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on behalf of ICC is being undertaken as a public service; NIST does not necessarily endorse, approve, or recommend any of the codes or standards referenced in the notice.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Secure Exchange of Electronic Health Information Demonstration Project
Document Number: 2013-06020
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-03-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is extending the deadline for submission of certification letters in order to allow additional time for partners and organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for exchange of electronic health care information by healthcare providers. Participation in the project is open to all interested organizations.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Research on Evacuating Persons With Mobility Impairments
Document Number: 2013-04491
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-02-27
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.