National Institute of Standards and Technology 2009 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Notice of Jointly Owned Invention Available for Licensing
Document Number: E9-30682
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The invention listed below is jointly owned by the U.S. Government, as represented by the Department of Commerce, and the University of Southern Florida. The Department of Commerce's interest in the invention is available for licensing in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 and 37 CFR part 404 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally funded research and development.
Precision Measurement Grants Program; Availability of Funds
Document Number: E9-30658
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the Precision Measurement Grants Program is soliciting applications for financial assistance for Fiscal Year (FY) 2010. The Precision Measurement Grants Program is seeking proposals for significant research in the field of fundamental measurement or the determination of fundamental constants.
Announcing a Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: E9-30655
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, January 20, 2010, from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. All sessions will be open to the public.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Guide for Preparing and Submitting White Papers to the Technology Innovation Program
Document Number: E9-30555
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-24
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 95th Interim Meeting
Document Number: E9-30421
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) 95th Interim Meeting will be held January 24 to 27, 2010. Publication of this notice on the NCWM's behalf is undertaken as a public service; NIST does not endorse, approve, or recommend any of the proposals contained in this notice or in the publications of the NCWM mentioned below. The meetings are open to the public but a paid registration is required. Please see registration information in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: E9-30146
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will hold a conference call meeting on Tuesday, January 5, 2010, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST). The primary purpose of this meeting is to review the Committee's draft letter to the NIST Director on achieving national resilience. The draft letter will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting from remote locations by calling into a central phone number.
Proposed Voluntary Product Standard PS 1-09, Structural Plywood
Document Number: E9-30135
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is distributing for public comment a proposed revision of Voluntary Product Standard (PS) 1-07, Structural Plywood. The proposed revised standard, PS 1-09, Structural Plywood, was prepared by the Standing Committee for PS 1 and establishes requirements, for those who choose to adhere to the standard, for the principal types and grades of structural plywood and provides a basis for common understanding among producers, distributors, and users of the product. Interested parties are invited to review the proposed standard and submit comments to NIST.
Jointly Owned Invention Available for Licensing
Document Number: E9-30133
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The invention listed below is jointly owned by the U.S. Government, as represented by the Department of Commerce, and the University of California, Berkeley, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the University of Colorado, and Protiro. The Department of Commerce's interest in the invention is available for licensing in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 and 37 CFR part 404 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally funded research and development.
FY 2010 Measurement, Science and Engineering Research Grants Programs; Availability of Funds
Document Number: E9-29825
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the following programs are soliciting applications for financial assistance for FY 2010: (1) The Electronics and Electrical Engineering Laboratory Grants Program; (2) the Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory Grants Program; (3) the Chemical Science and Technology Laboratory Grants Program; (4) the Physics Laboratory Grants Program; (5) the Materials Science and Engineering Laboratory Grants Program; (6) the Building Research Grants and Cooperative Agreements Program; (7) the Fire Research Grants Program; (8) the Information Technology Laboratory Grants Program; (9) the NIST Center for Neutron Research Grants Program; (10) Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology Grants Program; and (11) the Technology Services Grants Program.
Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) NIST Gaithersburg and Boulder Programs; Availability of Funds
Document Number: E9-29823
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the following programs are soliciting applications for financial assistance for FY 2010: (1) The NIST Gaithersburg Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Programs, and (2) the NIST Boulder Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Programs. Each program will only consider applications that are within the scientific scope of the program as described in this notice and in the detailed program descriptions found in the Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO) announcement for these programs.
Announcing Revised Draft Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-3, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules
Document Number: E9-29567
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-11
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces the Revised Draft Federal Information Processing Standard 140-3, Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules, for public review and comment. The draft standard, designated ``Revised Draft FIPS 140-3,'' is proposed to supersede FIPS 140-2.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): Proposes To Revise Codes and Standards
Document Number: E9-28708
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) proposes to revise some of its safety codes and standards and requests proposals from the public to amend existing or begin the process of developing new NFPA 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. The publication of this notice of request for proposals by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on behalf of NFPA is being undertaken as a public service; NIST does not necessarily endorse, approve, or recommend any of the standards referenced in the notice.
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA): Request for Comments on NFPA's Codes and Standards
Document Number: E9-28706
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-12-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Since 1896, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has accomplished its mission by advocating scientifically based consensus codes and standards, research, and education for safety related issues. NFPA's National Fire Codes[supreg], which holds over 270 documents, are administered by more than 225 Technical Committees comprised of approximately 7,000 volunteers and are adopted and used throughout the world. NFPA is a nonprofit membership organization with approximately 80,000 members from over 70 nations, all working together to fulfill the Association's mission.
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Overseers
Document Number: E9-27596
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
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 9, 2009. 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, Baldrige Fellows Program, Baldrige Program Changes in 2010, and Recommendations for the NIST Director.
Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board
Document Number: E9-27556
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-17
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 Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will meet Tuesday, December 8, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The Technology Innovation Program (TIP) Advisory Board is composed of ten members appointed by the Director of NIST who are eminent in such fields as business, research, science and technology, engineering, education, and management consulting. The purpose of this meeting is to review and make recommendations regarding general policy for the Technology Innovation Program, its organization, its budget, and its programs within the framework of applicable national policies as set forth by the President and the Congress. The agenda will include a TIP update, a discussion of state and regional partnerships, and a presentation on program evaluation at TIP. The agenda may change to accommodate Board business.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: E9-27159
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-12
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 the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will conduct a conference call on Thursday, December 3, 2009 at 1 p.m. The Judges Panel is composed of twelve members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance excellence and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. The purpose of this conference call is to conduct final judging of the 2009 applicants. The conference call will be closed to the public in accordance with Section 552b(c)(4) of Title 5, United States Code.
Technology Innovation Program (TIP) Seeks Comments on White Papers
Document Number: E9-26835
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Technology Innovation Program (TIP) announces that it is seeking comments on white papers prepared by TIP staff from any interested party, including academia; Federal, state, and local governments; industry; national laboratories; and professional organizations/ societies. The white papers are posted on TIP's Web site (URL). Comments will assist in the further refinement of areas of critical national need and the associated technical challenges that could be
Announcing a Tutorial Workshop on ISO/IEC 24727-Identification Cards-Integrated Circuit Card Programming Interfaces
Document Number: E9-26832
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-11-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold a public workshop on December 1-3, 2009, at the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) Board Room/Conference Center. The workshop is open to the public but registration is required. The registration fee will be $90.00. The purpose of the 3-day workshop is to provide a high-level tutorial of the six part standard, ISO/IEC 24727Identification cardsIntegrated circuit card programming interfaces, a multi-part standard for interoperable identification, authentication, and signature services for credentials and applications. The workshop will also provide sessions on the use of ISO/IEC 24727 to include an overview of NIST IR 7611, Use of ISO/IEC 24727Service Access Layer Interface for Identity (SALII): Support for Development and use of Interoperable Identity Credentials, which describes ISO/IEC 24727 from the perspective of the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and Examiner Applications
Document Number: E9-26155
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-30
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 Interoperability Panel Governing Board, request for nominations; and request for comments on draft Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Charter and Bylaws
Document Number: E9-25970
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology, on behalf of its contractor, EnerNex Corp., seeks nominations for members to serve on an initial Smart Grid Interoperability Panel Governing Board (SGIPGB), which will consist of approximately 27 voting members. EnerNex Corp. was competitively selected to help NIST establish and administer the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP) and its
Draft Report on the Collapse of the Dallas Cowboys Indoor Practice Facility, May 2, 2009; Request for Comments
Document Number: E9-25557
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks comments on the draft report of its study of the Dallas Cowboys Indoor Practice Facility Collapse, May 2, 2009.
Draft NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 7628, Smart Grid Cyber Security Strategy and Requirements; Request for Comments
Document Number: E9-24430
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks comments on draft NISTIR 7628, Smart Grid Cyber Security Strategy and Requirements. This initial draft of the document contains the overall security strategy for the Smart Grid. Contents include: Development of vulnerability classes, identification of well-understood
Draft NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 1.0; Request for Comments
Document Number: E9-24429
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks two categories of comments on the draft NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 1.0:
Correction: Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NIST Construction Grant Program Application Requirements
Document Number: E9-23583
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-10-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
On Tuesday, September 8, 2009, a notice was published in the Federal Register (74 FR 4603) on proposed information collection under the NIST Construction Grant Program.
Electroshock Weapons Measurement Methods and Issues Public Meeting
Document Number: E9-23461
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST invites manufacturers of electroshock weapons that deploy skin penetrating barbs for operation to attend a public meeting. The purpose of the meeting is for manufacturers to present to NIST nonproprietary information on their methods of measurement and test of the output of these weapons and associated lessons learned.
Announcing a Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: E9-23237
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-25
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, October 7, 2009, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. All sessions will be open to the public. The ISPAB 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 ISPAB's activities are available at http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/SMA/ispab/index.html/.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: E9-22818
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will meet Monday, November 23, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Tuesday, November 24, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss and develop the 2010 Annual Report of the Effectiveness of the NEHRP Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazard Reduction. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/.
Announcement of NIST Partnership Opportunities for Technology Transfer
Document Number: E9-22205
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is interested in working with regional, state and local economic development organizations, technology incubation centers, technology- oriented public-private business development initiatives and other organizations and partnerships to facilitate the transfer of technologies developed within the NIST Labs to the private sector through potential licensing and/or collaboration. A sampling of commercially viable technologies developed at the NIST Labs may be viewed at: http://www.nist.gov/patents. This is not an opportunity to apply for government funding and NIST will not make any funds available to any party pursuant to this announcement.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NIST Construction Grant Program Application Requirements
Document Number: E9-21495
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-08
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.
Technology Innovation Program (TIP) Seeks White Papers
Document Number: E9-21421
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Technology Innovation Program (TIP) announces that it is seeking white papers from any interested party, including academia; federal, state, and local governments; industry; national laboratories; and professional organizations/societies. White papers will be used to identify and select areas of critical national need and the associated
International Code Council: The Update Process for the International Codes and Standards
Document Number: E9-21393
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-09-04
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 (2009current edition, 2012, 2015 editions, etc.). In the past, the codes were updated on 2-18 month cycles, with an intervening supplement between cycles. Starting with the 2009/2010 Cycle, ICC is transitioning to a development cycle where there will only be a single cycle of code development with the codes split into two groups. For each group of codes, there are two hearings for each code development cycle; the first where a committee considers the proposals and recommends an action on each proposal and the second to consider comments submitted in response to the committee action on proposals.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: E9-20837
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-28
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 the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet Wednesday, October 14, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Thursday, October 15, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology is composed of fifteen members appointed by the Director of NIST who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: E9-20524
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-26
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 the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will meet Thursday, September 24, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This meeting is being held in conjunction with MEP's Quarterly Update meeting in Dallas, TX. The MEP Advisory Board is composed of 10 members appointed by the Director of NIST who were selected for their expertise in the area of industrial extension and their work on behalf of smaller manufacturers. The Board was established to fill a need for external input on MEP. MEP is a unique program consisting of centers across the United States and Puerto Rico, with partnerships at the state, federal, and local levels. The Board works closely with MEP to provide input and advice on MEP's programs, plans, and policies. For this meeting, discussions will focus on a review of key findings and policy implications from the MEP Advisory Board's Future of Manufacturing paper. In addition, MEP will provide an overview of its strategy for technology acceleration and gather Board input and advice on open source innovation, including methods and tools for fostering technology adoption by smaller manufacturers. The agenda may change to accommodate Board business.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: E9-20523
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-26
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 the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet Thursday, September 10, 2009. The Judges Panel is composed of twelve members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance excellence and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce. The purpose of this meeting is to review applicant consensus scores and select applicants for site visit review. The applications under review by Judges contain trade secrets and proprietary commercial information submitted to the Government in confidence.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) Information Collection System
Document Number: E9-19581
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-17
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; Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (HMEP) Program Application Requirements
Document Number: E9-19576
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-17
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.
Freedom of Information Act Requests for Photographs and Videos Collected by the National Institute of Standards and Technology for Its Investigation Into the Failures of the World Trade Center Buildings
Document Number: E9-19535
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Photographers whose photographs and videos were provided to NIST for use in its investigation into the failures of World Trade Center (WTC) Buildings 1, 2 and 7 must provide NIST with a written response explaining how disclosure of their images would likely cause substantial competitive harm to their competitive position and/or impair the Government's ability to obtain similar information in the future if you believe that some or all of the images you submitted to NIST should be withheld in response to requests received by NIST under the Freedom of Information Act.
Request for Nominations for Members To Serve on National Institute of Standards and Technology Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: E9-18591
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-08-04
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 its eight existing Federal Advisory Committees: Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board, 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, 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.
Notice of Invention Available for Licensing
Document Number: E9-17913
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The invention listed below is owned by the U.S. Government, as represented by the Department of Commerce. The invention is available for licensing in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 and 37 CFR Part 404 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally funded research and development.
Third Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Interim Roadmap Public Workshop
Document Number: E9-17720
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology announces that a free two-day public workshop on Smart Grid interoperability standards will be held on August 3-4, 2009, in the Washington, DC area. Space is limited to about 300 people. Registration will be on a first come, first served basis. Opening and closing plenary sessions will be Webcast, and the breakout sessions will be teleconferenced. Information on how to view the Webcasts and join the teleconferences will be posted in advance on the NIST smart grid Web site at: http://www.nist.gov/ smartgrid/.
Amendments to Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Document Number: E9-17274
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces amendments to NIST's Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). The amendments change the performance management system of the Senior Professional (ST) employees at NIST.
Correction to Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Document Number: E9-17269
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a document in the Federal Register on July 15, 2008 (73 FR 40500) setting forth modifications to its Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). The document erroneously contained ``I'' in two places. The correction set forth in this notice clarifies that ``I'' is a unit of salary increase, not a percentage.
Partially Closed Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: E9-16640
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology announces that the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board will meet Wednesday, July 29, 2009 from 8:30 a.m.. until 5 p.m., Thursday, July 30, 2009, from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., and Friday, July 31, 2009 from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. The portion of the meeting held from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Friday July 31, 2009 will be closed to the public.
Notice of Invention Available for Licensing
Document Number: E9-16370
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The invention listed below is owned in part by the U.S. Government, as represented by the Department of Commerce, and George Mason University. The U.S. Government's ownership in the invention is available for licensing in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 and 37 CFR part 404 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally funded research and development.
Technology Innovation Program Extension of Due Date for Proposals
Document Number: E9-15816
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-07-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Due to technical difficulties, NIST is extending the deadline for proposal submission for its Technology Innovation Program competition to 3 p.m. Eastern Time, Tuesday, July 7, 2009. NIST will accept only paper submissions during the extended time period.
Request for Comments on “Report to NIST on the Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Roadmap” (Contract No. SB1341-09-CN-0031-Deliverable 7)
Document Number: E9-15467
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks comments on a report, entitled ``Report to NIST on the Smart Grid Interoperability Standards Roadmap'' (the ``EPRI Report''), prepared by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) under a contract (Contract No. SB1341-09-CN-0031Deliverable 7) awarded to engage Smart Grid stakeholders in the development of a draft interim standards roadmap. NIST will consider the EPRI Report, and comments received on the EPRI Report, in the development of NIST's interim ``roadmap'' for Smart Grid interoperability standards, a responsibility assigned to NIST under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. All comments submitted should reference this notice.
Jointly Owned Invention Available for Non-Exclusive, Royalty-Free Licensing for Advanced Encryption Standard S-box Applications
Document Number: E9-14734
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The invention listed below is jointly owned by the U.S. Government, as represented by the Department of Commerce, and the University of Southern Denmark. The Department of Commerce's interest in the invention is available for non-exclusive, royalty-free licensing in the Field of Use of Advanced Encryption Standard S-box applications, in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 207 and 37 CFR part 404 to achieve expeditious commercialization of results of federally funded research and development.
Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board
Document Number: E9-14733
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-23
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 Technology Innovation Program Advisory Board, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will meet Tuesday, July 7, 2009 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Technology Innovation Program (TIP) Advisory Board is composed of ten members appointed by the Director of NIST who are eminent in such fields as business, research, science and technology, engineering, education, and management consulting. The purpose of this meeting is to review and make recommendations regarding general policy for the Technology Innovation Program, its organization, its budget, and its programs within the framework of applicable national policies as set forth by the President and the Congress. The agenda will include a TIP Update. Agenda may change to accommodate Board business.
Announcing a Workshop on the Protocol for Lightweight Authentication of Identity (PLAID)
Document Number: E9-14459
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in cooperation with the Australian Federal Government agency, Centrelink, will hold a public workshop on July 13-15, 2009, at the NIST Gaithersburg campus. The workshop is open to the public but requires registration. The goal of the 3-day workshop is to explore potential commercial implementations of the Protocol for Lightweight Authentication of Identity (PLAID) and the potential usefulness of this protocol to U.S. Federal agencies.
Announcement of a Workshop on Privilege (Access) Management
Document Number: E9-14141
Type: Notice
Date: 2009-06-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), in conjunction with the National Security Agency, will hold a public workshop on September 1-3, 2009, at the NIST Gaithersburg campus. The workshop is open to the public but requires registration and an attendance fee. The goal of this workshop is to have the workshop serve as the first step towards the development of a Special Publication on Privilege (Access) Management. A four-pronged approach will be taken to create a suite of definitions for Privilege (Access) Management, create standard models and frameworks for the U.S. Government, based on ITU-T X.812, create a statement on technology and needed research, and to document scenarios and policy considerations. There will be subsequent workshops to further develop and refine the content of this draft Special Publication.