National Institute of Standards and Technology 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2014-28686
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-12-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will meet on Thursday, April 9, 2015 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Friday, April 10, 2015, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to develop the Committee's 2015 Report on the Effectiveness of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) and to review the NEHRP agency updates on their latest activities. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/.
Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2014-27282
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-18
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 Tuesday, December 2, 2014. 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. Details on the agenda are noted in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.
Request for Nominations for Members To Serve on National Institute of Standards and Technology Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2014-26317
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-05
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NIST Three-Year Generic Request for Customer Service-Related Data Collections
Document Number: 2014-25160
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-23
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.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2014-24647
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-16
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 3-7, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time each day. The purpose of this meeting is to review recommendations from site visits, and recommend 2014 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award recipients. The meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed at the meeting.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Summer High School Intern Program (SHIP)
Document Number: 2014-23610
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-03
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.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2014-22623
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, October 22, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, October 23, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Friday, October 24, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2014-22050
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Notice of Termination of Selected National Voluntary Conformity Assessment Systems Evaluation Program Services
Document Number: 2014-21412
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces the termination of the Organic Production and Processing sub- program offered by NIST's National Voluntary Conformity Assessment Systems Evaluation (NVCASE) program, effective January 1, 2016. NIST takes this action because there are now suitable alternative paths to foreign market access, and there would be no significant public disadvantage to terminating the Organic Production and Processing sub- program.
National Institute of Standards and Technology Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2014-20983
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-03
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 30, 2013.
Experience With the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity
Document Number: 2014-20315
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests information about the level of awareness throughout critical infrastructure organizations, and initial experiences with the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (the ``Framework''). As directed by Executive Order 13636, ``Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity'' (the ``Executive Order''), the Framework consists of standards, methodologies, procedures, and processes that align policy, business, and technological approaches to address cyber risks. The Framework was released on February 12, 2014, after a year-long, open process involving private and public sector organizations, including extensive input and public comments. Responses to this RFIwhich will be posted at http://www.nist.gov/ cyberframework/cybersecurity-framework-rfi.cfmwill inform NIST's planning and decision-making about possible tools and resources to help organizations to use the Framework more effectively and efficiently. They will also help inform future versions of the Framework. The responses will also inform the Department of Homeland Security's Critical Infrastructure Cyber Community C\3\ Voluntary Program. In addition, NIST is interested in receiving comments related to the Roadmap that accompanied publication of the Framework. All information provided will also assist in developing the agenda for a workshop on the Framework being planned for October 2014.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2014-20304
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-26
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 Thursday, September 18, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2014-20300
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee) will hold an open meeting via teleconference/webinar on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). The primary purposes of this meeting are to provide an update on the NIST Smart Grid Program, provide a recap and analysis of the June 3-4, 2014 meeting, and plan for the next face to face SGAC meeting. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the Smart Grid Web site at http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Organization of Scientific Area Committees (OSAC) Membership Application
Document Number: 2014-20230
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-26
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.
Genome in a Bottle Consortium-Progress and Planning Workshop
Document Number: 2014-18841
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-11
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 14 and 15, 2014. 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. Topics of discussion at this meeting will include examples of laboratories using the pilot candidate NIST Reference Material, progress on the next set of NIST Reference Materials, structural variants, and potential Reference Materials for cancer genomics.
Award Competitions for Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers in the States of Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Michigan, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia
Document Number: 2014-18264
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST invites applications from eligible applicants in connection with NIST's funding of up to ten (10) separate MEP cooperative agreements for the operation of an MEP Center in the designated States' service areas and in the funding amounts identified in Section II.2. of the corresponding Announcement of Federal Funding Opportunity (FFO). NIST anticipates awarding one (1) cooperative agreement for each of the identified States. The objective of the MEP Center Program is to provide manufacturing extension services to primarily small and medium-sized manufacturers within the State designated in the applications. The selected MEP Centers will become part of the MEP national system of extension service providers, currently comprised of more than 400 Centers and field offices located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2014-18255
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-01
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 on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. until 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. The meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed at the meeting.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2014-18085
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will meet Monday, August 18, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time and Tuesday, August 19, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss priorities of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) for optimal NEHRP agency interactions with researchers and practitioners in other natural and man-made hazards disciplines and in the broader resilience environment, to review the NEHRP agency updates on their latest activities, and to gather information for the Committee's 2015 Report on the Effectiveness of the NEHRP. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/.
National Conference on Weights and Measures 99th Annual Meeting
Document Number: 2014-15798
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The 99th Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) will be held in Detroit, Michigan, from Sunday, July 13, 2014, to Thursday, July 17, 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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Program Application Cover Sheet
Document Number: 2014-15207
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-30
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.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2014-15181
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-27
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 hold an open meeting via webinar/teleconference on Monday, July 14, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to review, discuss, finalize, and adopt recommendations of the VCAT Subcommittee on Cybersecurity regarding NIST's cryptographic standards and guidelines program.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NIST MEP Client Impact Survey
Document Number: 2014-14968
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-06-26
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.
Solicitation of Letters of Interest To Form Participating Research Teams at the NIST Center for Neutron Research
Document Number: 2014-12339
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Center for Neutron Research (NCNR) announces its intent to form collaborations, called ``Participating Research Teams'' (PRTs), to develop and apply advanced cold and thermal neutron beam measurement capabilities at the NCNR to assist crucial and timely U.S. R&D on the structure and dynamics of advanced materials that enhance technology and manufacturing. The NCNR is therefore soliciting letters of interest in forming PRTs, which will be open to one or more U.S. companies, universities, and/or government agencies. Any resulting PRTs will be implemented through a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) with NCNR. The appropriate percentage of cost sharing among the non-federal partners will be determined as part of the negotiations to form the PRT, and will be documented in the CRADA.
Announcing Draft Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 202, SHA-3 Standard: Permutation-Based Hash and Extendable-Output Functions, and Draft Revision of the Applicability Clause of FIPS 180-4, Secure Hash Standard, and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2014-12336
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) launched a public competition in November 2007 to develop a new cryptographic hash algorithm for standardization to augment the Government standard hash algorithms specified in Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 180, Secure Hash Standard. NIST announced the selection of Keccak as the winning algorithm in a press release issued on October 2, 2012, which is available at http://www.nist.gov/ itl/csd/sha-100212.cfm. Draft FIPS 202 specifies the new ``Secure Hash Algorithm-3'' (SHA-3) family of permutation-based functions based on Keccak. Four fixed-length cryptographic hash algorithms (SHA3-224, SHA3- 256, SHA3-384, and SHA3-512) and two closely related, ``extendable- output'' functions (SHAKE128 and SHAKE256) are specified in Draft FIPS 202; all six algorithms are permutation-based ``sponge'' functions. The four SHA-3 hash functions provide alternatives to the SHA-2 family of hash functions. The extendable-output functions (XOFs) can be specialized to hash functions, subject to additional security considerations, or used in a variety of other applications. Hash algorithms are used in many information security applications, including (1) the generation and verification of digital signatures, (2) key-derivation functions, and (3) random bit generation. Both FIPS 180-4 and Draft FIPS 202 specify cryptographic hash algorithms. FIPS 180-4 specifies SHA-1 and the SHA-2 family of hash functions, and mandates the use of one of these functions for Federal applications that require a cryptographic hash function. Draft FIPS 202 specifies the new SHA-3 family of hash and extendable-output functions. To allow the use of the functions specified in either FIPS 180-4 or Draft FIPS 202 for Federal applications that require a cryptographic hash function, NIST proposes revising the Applicability Clause (6) of the Announcement Section of FIPS 180-4; the other sections of FIPS 180-4 remain unchanged. The NIST Policy on Hash Functions, available at http://csrc.nist.gov/groups/ST/hash/ policy.html, provides guidance on the choice of hash functions for specific applications. NIST invites public comments on Draft FIPS 202, which is available at http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/PubsDrafts.html, and on the proposed revision of the Applicability Clause of the Announcement Section of FIPS 180-4, available at http://csrc.nist.gov/publications/ PubsFIPS.html. After the comment period closes, NIST will analyze the comments, make changes to the respective documents, as appropriate, and then propose Draft FIPS 202 and the revised FIPS 180-4 to the Secretary of Commerce for approval.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2014-12334
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-28
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 on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, from 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 (NIST) in order to ensure the integrity of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award) selection process. The agenda will include: Judges Panel roles and processes; Baldrige Program updates; new business/public comment; lessons learned from the 2013 judging process; and the 2014 Award process. A portion of this meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed.
Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2014-12330
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Board of Overseers) and the Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Judges Panel) will meet together in open session on Thursday, June 12, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern time. The Board of Overseers, appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, reports the results of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Award) activities to the Director of The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) each year, along with its recommendations for the improvement of the Award process. The Judges Panel, also appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, ensures the integrity of the Award selection process and recommends Award recipients to the Secretary of Commerce. 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. The agenda will include: Baldrige Program Update, Baldrige Fundraising Update, Baldrige Judges Panel Update, Ethics Review, Applicants and Eligibility, and New Business/Public Comment.
Proposed Revision to Voluntary Product Standard (PS) 20-10 “American Softwood Lumber Standard”
Document Number: 2014-11425
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice advises the public that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is seeking comments for the proposed revision to Voluntary Product Standard (PS) 20-10, ``American Softwood Lumber Standard.'' This standard, prepared by the American Lumber Standard Committee, serves the procurement and regulatory needs of numerous federal, state, and local government agencies by providing for uniform, industry-wide grade-marking and inspection requirements for softwood lumber. The implementation of the standard also allows for uniform labeling and auditing of treated wood and, through a Memorandum of Understanding with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, labeling and auditing of wood packaging materials for international trade. As part of a five-year review process, NIST is seeking public comment and invites interested parties to review the revised standard and submit comments.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2014-11424
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, June 11, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, June 12, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Friday, June 13, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2014-11422
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee), will meet in open session on Tuesday, June 3, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Wednesday, June 4, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. This meeting was originally scheduled for March 18- 19, 2014 and was rescheduled for administrative reasons. The primary purposes of this meeting are to discuss the updated NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, updated Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security (NISTIR 7628), NIST Smart Grid Testbed activities, and interactions between Cyber-Physical Systems and Smart Grid. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the Smart Grid Web site at http:// www.nist.gov/smartgrid.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2014-11221
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-15
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 Wednesday, June 11, from 8:15 a.m. to 4:00 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.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) and Financial Services Sector IT Asset Management Use Case
Document Number: 2014-10349
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for IT asset management for the financial services sector. This notice is the initial step for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in collaborating with technology companies to address cybersecurity challenges identified under the Financial Services sector program. Participation in the use case is open to all interested organizations.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NIST Summer Institute for Middle School Science Teachers and NIST Research Experience for Teachers Application Requirements
Document Number: 2014-10173
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-05-05
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: 2014-08903
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-18
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, May 20, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Draft NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 3.0
Document Number: 2014-08513
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks comments on the draft NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 3.0. This new document builds on two previously released Frameworks and Roadmaps, and incorporates advances in smart grid infrastructure, such as widespread deployment of wireless-communication power meters, the availability of customer energy usage data through the Green Button initiative, and remote sensing for determining real-time transmission and distribution status. Release 3.0 also includes protocols for electric vehicle charging. The entire draft version of the draft NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, Release 3.0, is available online at: http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid/framework3.cfm.
Notice of Intent To Terminate Selected National Voluntary Conformity Assessment Systems Evaluation (NVCASE) Program Services
Document Number: 2014-08506
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces its intent to terminate the Organic Production and Processing sub-program offered by NIST's National Voluntary Conformity Assessment Systems Evaluation (NVCASE) program, effective January 1, 2016. NIST requests written comments on the intended termination of the Organic Production and Processing sub-program offered by NVCASE, and announces a 30-day comment period for that purpose. Persons desiring to comment on the proposed termination must submit their comments in writing to the address provided in the ADDRESSES section of this notice.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program Management Information Reporting System for the Business and Talent Management Self-Diagnostic
Document Number: 2014-08196
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-04-11
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 Institute of Standards and Technology Internet Time Services
Document Number: 2014-06683
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-26
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks information from the public on NIST's potential transition of time services from a NIST-only service to private sector operation of an ensemble of time servers that will provide NIST-traceable time information in a number of different formats over the public Internet.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) and Electric Power Sector Identity and Access Management Use Case
Document Number: 2014-05960
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for identity and access management for the electric power sector. This notice is the initial step for the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in collaborating with technology companies to address cybersecurity challenges identified under the Energy Sector program. Participation in the use case is open to all interested organizations.
Combinatorial Approaches to Functional Materials Workshop
Document Number: 2014-05694
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
In cooperation with the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), NIST announces the ``Combinatorial Approaches to Functional Materials Workshop'' on Monday, May 5, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Pacific Time and Tuesday, May 6, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Pacific Time in San Francisco, California hosted by the University of South Carolina and Applied Material Inc. The Workshop will bring together the community of combinatorial materials science practitioners from academia, industry, and government in efforts to advance the Materials Genome Initiative. The goal of this workshop is to identify challenges in the field, brainstorm ideas for breakthrough, and identify areas of cross- community collaboration.
Notice of Public Meeting-Intersection of Cloud Computing and Mobility Forum and Workshop
Document Number: 2014-05215
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-03-11
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, March 25, Wednesday, March 26, and Thursday, March 27, 2014. The format is a three-day forum with breakout sessions held each day. The meeting was originally scheduled for October 1-3, 2013 and was rescheduled as a result of the government shutdown due to a lapse in appropriations. 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.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center for Florida; Availability of Funds
Document Number: 2014-04475
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST invites applications from eligible applicants for funding one (1) MEP center in the State of Florida. The objective of the MEP center is to provide manufacturing extension services to primarily small- and medium-sized manufacturers in the state of Florida. The MEP center will become part of the MEP national system of extension service providers, currently comprised of more than 400 centers and field offices located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2014-04474
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee), will meet in open session on Tuesday, March 18, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. The primary purposes of this meeting are to discuss the updated NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards, updated Guidelines for Smart Grid Cyber Security (NISTIR 7628), NIST Smart Grid Testbed activities, and interactions between Cyber-Physical Systems and Smart Grid. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the Smart Grid Web site at http://www.nist.gov/smartgrid.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2014-04473
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, March 12, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, March 13, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Friday, March 14, 2014, from 8:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Cybersecurity Framework
Document Number: 2014-03495
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-02-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice announces the issuance of the Cybersecurity Framework (the ``Cybersecurity Framework'' or ``Framework''). The 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, a series of open public workshops, and a 45-day public comment period announced in the Federal Register on October 29, 2013. The 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 Framework consists of standards, methodologies, procedures and processes that align policy, business, and technological approaches to address cyber risks. The Framework is available electronically from the NIST Web site at: http:// www.nist.gov/cyberframework.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2014-01153
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-22
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 Wednesday, February 5, 2014, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time and Thursday, February 6, 2014, from 9:45 a.m. to 1:30 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.
Proposed Establishment of a Federally Funded Research and Development Center
Document Number: 2014-00260
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-01-10
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. NIST published three notices in the Federal Register advising the public of the agency's intention to sponsor an FFRDC and requesting comments from the public. This notice provides NIST's analysis of the comments related to NIST's proposed establishment of the FFRDC received in response to those notices. These responses, as well as NIST's responses to the many acquisition-related comments and questions received in response to the three notices will be posted on FedBizOpps.