Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
The Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), will meet Tuesday, June 8, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Wednesday, June 9, 2010, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.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.
Announcement of Body Armor Research Needs Meeting
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites interested parties to attend a one-day High Strength Fiber and Body Armor Research Needs Meeting. The Meeting will provide a forum to discuss test methods, technologies, and R&D that can significantly improve ballistic protection through the examination of such issues as material longevity, new materials, and improved testing methodologies for body armor (e.g., improved blunt trauma measurement and correlation to injury).