National Institute of Standards and Technology 2016 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Announcing Request for Nominations for Public-Key Post-Quantum Cryptographic Algorithms
Document Number: 2016-30615
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice solicits nominations from any interested party for candidate algorithms to be considered for public-key post-quantum standards. The submission requirements and the minimum acceptability requirements of a ``complete and proper'' candidate algorithm submission, as well as the evaluation criteria that will be used to appraise the candidate algorithms, can be found at http://www.nist.gov/ pqcrypto.
Announcement of Requirements and Registration for National Institute of Standards and Technology Prize Competition-Reusable Abstractions of Manufacturing Processes (RAMP) Challenge
Document Number: 2016-30437
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
In March 2016, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and ASTM International announced a new international standard that can ``map'' the critically important environmental aspects of manufacturing processes, leading to significant improvements in sustainability while keeping a product's life cycle low cost and efficient. Sustainability for manufacturing is beginning to be addressed through the recently approved ASTM Standard Guide for Characterizing Environmental Aspects of Manufacturing Processes (ASTM E60.13 E3012-16). The standard provides a science-based, systematic approach to capture and describe information about the environmental aspects for any manufacturing production process or group of processes, and then use that data to make informed decisions on improvements. NIST is announcing the Reusable Abstractions of Manufacturing Processes (RAMP) Challenge, with support from ASTM International, the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) Manufacturing Science and Engineering Conference (MSEC) Organizing Committee, to familiarize the community with a recent standard for modeling manufacturing processes that was developed under the ASTM's E60.13 Subcommittee on Sustainable Manufacturing. The RAMP Challenge calls on participants (either as an individual or as a team) to model any manufacturing process and demonstrate application of the ASTM E3012-16 Unit Manufacturing Process (UMP) representation for purposes of information sharing and sustainability assessment. The RAMP Challenge will provide an opportunity for participants to put this standard into practice in modeling a process of their own interest, and to share experiences in applying the standard across a variety of processes. Formal methods for acquiring and exchanging information about manufacturing processes will lead to consistent characterizations and help establish a collection for reuse of these models. Standard methods will ensure effective communication of computational analytics and sharing of sustainability performance data. Results of the competition will assist in demonstrating the use of a reusable standard format leading to models suitable for automated inclusion in a system analysis, such as a system simulation model or an optimization program.
National Conference on Weights and Measures Interim Meeting
Document Number: 2016-30436
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Interim Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) will be held in San Antonio, Texas, from Sunday, January 8, 2017, through Wednesday, January 11, 2017. 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.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Multifactor Authentication for e-Commerce Project for the Retail Sector
Document Number: 2016-30435
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-19
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 the Multifactor Authentication for e-Commerce Project for the retail 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 retail sector program. Participation in the Multifactor Authentication for e-Commerce Project is open to all interested organizations.
Request for Information on Identification of New Capabilities Needed by the Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program
Document Number: 2016-30009
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) plans to publish a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) in fiscal year 2017 (FY17), subject to the availability of appropriated funding, to competitively fund grants and/or cooperative agreements (hereinafter referred to as awards) to existing Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers to add capabilities to the MEP program, including the development and conduct of projects to solve new or emerging manufacturing problems. This notice is not the NOFO; 15 U.S.C. 287k(f), the statute under which NIST expects to conduct the future award program, requires the NIST Director to consult with small and mid-sized manufacturers regarding their needs and, in turn, for NIST to use the information provided to develop one or more themes for future NOFOs, which will be disseminated through www.grants.gov. Through this notice, NIST requests information from small- and medium-sized U.S. manufacturers related to the needs of such manufacturers in four areas: (1) Critical manufacturing technologies; (2) supply chain requirements; (3) potential business services, including information services; and (4) other technologies or services that would enhance global competition. In addition, NIST requests responses related to other critical issues that NIST should consider in its strategic planning for potential future NOFOs to be conducted pursuant to the authority contained in 15 U.S.C. 278k(f).
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Building for Environmental and Economic Sustainability (BEES) Please
Document Number: 2016-29778
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-13
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 Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Privacy-Enhancing Identity Federation Building Block
Document Number: 2016-29482
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-12-09
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 technology platforms for the Privacy-Enhancing Identity Federation Building Block. 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 Privacy-Enhancing Identity Federation Building Block. Participation in the building block is open to all interested organizations.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Mobile Application Single Sign On (SSO) for the Public Safety & First Responder Sector
Document Number: 2016-28627
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-29
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 Mobile Application Single Sign On (SSO) for the Public Safety & First Responder 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 Public Safety & First Responder sector program. Participation in the use case is open to all interested organizations.
Open Meeting of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
Document Number: 2016-27258
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity will meet Monday, November 21, 2016 from 8:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time as a virtual meeting with dial-in audio conferencing participation only. The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss the challenges and opportunities for organizations and consumers in securing the digital economy. In particular, the meeting will address: (1) Approval of public meeting minutes; (2) briefing and readout of working group meeting minutes; and (3) public comment. The meeting will support detailed recommendations to strengthen cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors while protecting privacy, ensuring public safety and economic and national security, fostering discovery and development of new technical solutions, and bolstering partnerships between Federal, State, local, tribal and territorial governments and the private sector in the development, promotion, and use of cybersecurity technologies, policies, and best practices. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting from remote locations by calling into a central phone number.
Notice of Availability for Licensing-NIST's Patented Microfluidic Apparatus and Method To Control Liposome Formation
Document Number: 2016-26995
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-11-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the United States Department of Commerce, owns two patents related to controlled liposome formation using microfluidic channels: U.S. Patent 9,198,645, titled ``Controlled Vesicle Self-Assembly in Continuous Two Phase Flow Microfluidic Channels'' (NIST Docket 04-003); and U.S. Patent 8,715,591, title ``Microfluidic Apparatus to Control Liposome Formation'' (NIST Docket 09-017). Further details about these patents are provided in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section, below.
Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2016-26081
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-28
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 6, 2016. 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.
Notice of NIST's Mouse Cell Line Authentication Consortium
Document Number: 2016-24768
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the United States Department of Commerce, is establishing the Mouse Cell Line Authentication Consortium and invites organizations to participate in this Consortium. The Consortium will collaborate to obtain concordant short tandem repeat (STR) profiles for mouse cell lines, draft consensus standards for mouse cell line authentication, and create a public database of STR profiles for mouse cell lines. The Consortium has been developed in collaboration with American Type Culture Collection (ATCC). Participation in this Consortium is open to all eligible organizations, as described below.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2016-24543
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) originally published a document announcing an upcoming meeting of the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee) on August 23, 2016 (81 FR 57563). The meeting date and times have been updated. The VCAT will now meet in an open session on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Mountain 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.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2016-24240
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-07
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 Sunday, October 30, 2016 through Friday, November 4, 2016, 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 2016 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.
Request for Comments on U.S. Technical Participation in the 15th Conference of the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML)
Document Number: 2016-24076
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-10-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks comments concerning U.S. technical participation in the 15th Conference of the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML) held in Strasbourg, France, Wednesday, October 19 through Thursday, October 20, 2016. This conference is held once every four years and was last held in 2012. Interested parties are requested to review and submit comments on the 16 OIML Recommendations and Documents on legal measuring instruments that will be presented for ratification by the Conference. Comments may also be submitted on other issues relevant to the Conference.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2016-23338
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, October 26, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, Thursday, October 27, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, and Friday, October 28, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2016-23337
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will meet on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time and Thursday, November 10, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) activities and gather information for the Committee's 2017 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/.
Announcement of Requirements and Registration for National Institute of Standards and Technology Prize Competition-Federal Impact Assessment Challenge
Document Number: 2016-23239
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
In 2011, President Obama issued a Presidential Memorandum Accelerating Technology Transfer and Commercialization of Federal Research in Support of High-Growth Businesseswhich called on Federal agencies to establish performance goals, metrics, evaluation methods, and implementation plans to improve the effectiveness of Federal technology transfer activities. The President's charge has stimulated agency interest in studies that assess the impact of technologies transferred from Federal laboratories. In an effort to encourage research in this area, the National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Journal of Technology Transfer present a Federal Impact Assessment (FIA) Challenge for researchers to develop impact studies of Federal technology transfer activities. The FIA Challenge calls on researchers to perform original retrospective studies that assess the impact of federally developed technologies that (1) have been developed completely or in part by Federal researchers working at any Federal agency at any time over the past 30 years, and (2) have been transferred to an entity other than the agency which developed the technology.
Open Meeting of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
Document Number: 2016-21813
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity will meet Monday, September 19, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time at the American University Washington College of Law, Claudio Grossman Hall, Yuma Building. The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss the challenges and opportunities for organizations and consumers in securing the digital economy. In particular, the meeting will address: (1) International concerns; (2) review of current state of cybersecurity; (3) growing and securing the digital economy; and (4) innovation and technology in the government. The meeting will support detailed recommendations to strengthen cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors while protecting privacy, ensuring public safety and economic and national security, fostering discovery and development of new technical solutions, and bolstering partnerships between Federal, State, local, tribal and territorial governments and the private sector in the development, promotion, and use of cybersecurity technologies, policies, and best practices. All sessions will be open to the public.
National Institute of Standards and Technology Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2016-21538
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-09-08
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 September 3, 2014.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2016-20746
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-30
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 15, 2016, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2016-20121
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-23
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 an open session on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Mountain Time and Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Mountain 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.
Genome in a Bottle Consortium-Progress and Planning Workshop
Document Number: 2016-20120
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST announces the Genome in a Bottle (GIAB) Consortium meeting to be held on Thursday and Friday, September 15 and 16, 2016. 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. September 15 will be a new sample thinkshop to discuss new GIAB genomes in parallel with a data jamboree to develop high-confidence calls for difficult variants and difficult regions. September 16 will be the plenary session to present GIAB progress updates and emerging technical work.
Information on Current and Future States of Cybersecurity in the Digital Economy
Document Number: 2016-18948
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity requests information about current and future states of cybersecurity in the digital economy. As directed by Executive Order 13718, ``Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity'' (the ``Executive Order''), the Commission will make detailed recommendations to strengthen cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors while protecting privacy, ensuring public safety and economic and national security, fostering discovery and development of new technical solutions, and bolstering partnerships between Federal, State and local government and the private sector in the development, promotion, and use of cybersecurity technologies, policies, and best practices. The Secretary of Commerce was tasked by the Exective Order to direct the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to provide the Commission with such expertise, services, funds, facilities, staff, equipment, and other support services as may be necessary to carry out its mission. Responses to this RFIwhich will be posted at http://www.nist.gov/ cybercommissionwill inform the Commission as it develops its detailed recommendations.
Request for Comments on Post-Quantum Cryptography Requirements and Evaluation Criteria
Document Number: 2016-18150
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-08-02
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is requesting comments on a proposed process to solicit, evaluate, and standardize one or more quantum-resistant public-key cryptographic algorithms. Current algorithms are vulnerable to attacks from large- scale quantum computers. The purpose of this notice is to solicit comments on the draft minimum acceptability requirements, submission requirements, evaluation criteria, and evaluation process of candidate algorithms from the public, the cryptographic community, academic/ research communities, manufacturers, voluntary standards organizations, and Federal, state, and local government organizations so that their needs can be considered in the process of developing new public-key cryptography standards. The draft requirements and evaluation criteria are available on the NIST Computer Security Resource Center Web site: http://www.nist.gov/pqcrypto.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2016-17106
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-20
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This is a notice in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 209(e) and 37 CFR 404.7(a)(1)(i) that the National Institute of Standards and Technology (``NIST''), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license in the United States of America, its territories, possessions and commonwealths, to NIST's interest in the invention embodied in U.S. Patent Application No. 15/188,211, titled ``Acousto-Microwave System for Determining Mass or Leak of Gas in a Vessel and Process for Same,'' (NIST Docket No. 15-010US1) to Western Energy Support & Technology, Inc. The grant of the license would be for leak rate testing and gas flow standards fields of uses.
Flow Cytometry Quantitation Consortium
Document Number: 2016-16761
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), an agency of the United States Department of Commerce, is establishing the Flow Cytometry Quantitation Consortium and invites organizations to participate in this Consortium. The Consortium will develop reference materials including reference fluorophore solutions and biological reference materials, reference data and reference methods for assigning equivalent number of reference fluorophores (ERF) values and for assessing the associated uncertainties and utilities. Participation in this Consortium is open to all eligible organizations, as described below.
Open Meeting of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
Document Number: 2016-16742
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-15
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity will meet Tuesday, August 23, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Central Time at the University of Minnesota's TCF Bank Stadium-DQ Club Room. The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss the challenges and opportunities for organizations and consumers in securing the digital economy. In particular, the meeting will address: (1) Challenges confronting consumers in the digital economy; (2) innovation (Internet of Things, healthcare, and other areas); and (3) assured products and services. The meeting will support detailed recommendations to strengthen cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors while protecting privacy, ensuring public safety and economic and national security, fostering discovery and development of new technical solutions, and bolstering partnerships between Federal, State, local, tribal and territorial governments and the private sector in the development, promotion, and use of cybersecurity technologies, policies, and best practices. All sessions will be open to the public.
Request for Nominations of Members To Serve on the National Advisory Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction
Document Number: 2016-16373
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-12
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 the National Advisory Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction (Committee). This is a new Federal Advisory Committee established pursuant to the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2015 (Pub. L. 114-52). NIST will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to the Committee.
National Conference on Weights and Measures 101st Annual Meeting
Document Number: 2016-16372
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-12
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The 101st Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) will be held in Denver, Colorado, from Sunday, July 24, 2016, through Thursday, July 28, 2016. 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.
Open Meeting of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
Document Number: 2016-15790
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-07-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity will meet Thursday, July 14, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Central Time at the Hilton University of Houston. The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing cybersecurity for critical infrastructure, as well as State and local governments and cybersecurity. In particular, the meeting will address: (1) Current and future effects of critical infrastructure on the digital economy; (2) critical infrastructure cybersecurity challenges affecting the digital economy; and (3) cybersecurity challenges and opportunities in State and local governments. The meeting will support detailed recommendations to strengthen cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors while protecting privacy, ensuring public safety and economic and national security, fostering discovery and development of new technical solutions, and bolstering partnerships between Federal, State, local, tribal and territorial governments and the private sector in the development, promotion, and use of cybersecurity technologies, policies, and best practices. All sessions will be open to the public.
Award Competitions for Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers in the States of Delaware, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, New Mexico, Nevada, North Dakota, South Carolina and Wyoming
Document Number: 2016-15539
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST invites applications from eligible organizations in connection with NIST's funding up to eleven (11) separate MEP cooperative agreements for the operation of MEP Centers in the designated States' service areas and in the funding amounts identified in the Funding Availability section of this notice. NIST anticipates awarding one (1) cooperative agreement for each of the identified States. The objective of this announcement by the MEP Program is to provide manufacturing extension services to primarily small and medium- sized manufacturers within the States designated in the Funding Availability section of this notice. The selected organizations will become part of the MEP national system of extension service providers, currently located throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2016-15488
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-30
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 17, 2016, from 9 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. The meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed at the meeting.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Smart Grid Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-14580
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee), will meet in open session on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern time and Thursday, July 14, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern time. This meeting was originally scheduled for January 26-27, 2016 and was rescheduled due to inclement weather. The primary purposes of this meeting are to provide updates on NIST Smart Grid and Cyber-Physical Systems Program activities and to discuss resiliency and reliability topics. 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 Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
Document Number: 2016-13096
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity will meet Tuesday, June 21, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time at the University of California, Berkeley in the Chevron Auditorium at the International House located at 2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley CA 94720. The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss the opportunities for and challenges to innovation and collaboration to strengthen cybersecurity in the digital economy. The meeting will support detailed recommendations to strengthen cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors while protecting privacy, ensuring public safety and economic and national security, fostering discovery and development of new technical solutions, and bolstering partnerships between Federal, State, local, tribal and territorial governments and the private sector in the development, promotion, and use of cybersecurity technologies, policies, and best practices. All sessions will be open to the public.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Data Integrity Building Block
Document Number: 2016-12860
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-06-01
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 the Data Integrity Building Block. 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 Data Integrity Building Block. Participation in the Data Integrity Building Block is open to all interested organizations.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2016-12483
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-27
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 8, 2016, 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 2015 judging process; and the 2016 Award process. A portion of this meeting is closed to the public in order to protect both proprietary data to be examined and discussed and information that could significantly frustrate implementation of a proposed agency action.
Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2016-12292
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-25
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 9, 2016, 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 Foundation Fundraising Update, Baldrige Judges Panel Update, Ethics Review, Applicants and Eligibility, and New Business/Public Comment.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2016-12293
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-24
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 an open session on Tuesday, June 7, 2016 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time and Wednesday, June 8, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 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.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2016-11775
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, June 15, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, June 16, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Friday, June 17, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NIST Associates Information System
Document Number: 2016-11009
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-11
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.
Open Meeting of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
Document Number: 2016-10652
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-05-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity (the ``Commission'') will meet Monday, May 16, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time in Vanderbilt Hall at the New York University (NYU) School of Law, Center on Law and Security located at 40 Washington Square South, New York, New York. The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the finance and insurance sectors as the Commission develops detailed recommendations to strengthen cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors while protecting privacy, ensuring public safety and economic and national security, fostering discovery and development of new technical solutions, and bolstering partnerships between Federal, state, local, tribal and territorial governments and the private sector in the development, promotion, and use of cybersecurity technologies, policies, and best practices. All sessions will be open to the public.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Baldrige Performance Excellence Program Team Leader Consensus and Site Visit Surveys
Document Number: 2016-09208
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-21
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: 2016-08933
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-19
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 May 19, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.
Nondestructive Evaluation Techniques for Assessing Alkali-Silica Reaction Degradation of Concrete Consortium
Document Number: 2016-08418
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is establishing the Non-destructive Evaluation Techniques for Assessing alkali-silica reaction (ASR) Degradation of Concrete Consortium (``Consortium'') and invites organizations to participate in this Consortium. The Consortium will examine non-destructive evaluation (NDE) technologies that can be used to determine the presence and the evolution of ASR in concrete members. This notice is the initial step for the Consortium to provide participants' access to NIST concrete specimens constructed as large reinforced concrete blocks with ASR reactive aggregates (``NIST ASR Specimens''). Participants will use NIST ASR Specimens to determine whether NDE technologies are effective in identifying and quantifying degree of expansion and degradation of concrete members due to ASR. Participation in this Consortium is open to all eligible organizations, as described below.
Open Meeting of the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity
Document Number: 2016-07954
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity will meet Thursday, April 14, 2016, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of the meeting is to discuss the goals and outcomes of the Commission's work with an emphasis on topics for the Commission to review as it develops detailed recommendations to strengthen cybersecurity in both the public and private sectors while protecting privacy, ensuring public safety and economic and national security, fostering discovery and development of new technical solutions, and bolstering partnerships between Federal, State, local, tribal and territorial governments and the private sector in the development, promotion, and use of cybersecurity technologies, policies, and best practices. All sessions will be open to the public.
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2016-07902
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) will meet on Tuesday, May 3, 2016 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to update the Committee on the progress of the implementation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Joplin tornado investigation report's recommendations and receive NIST's response to the Committee's 2015 annual report and recommendations. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST Web site at http://www.nist.gov/el/disasterstudies/ ncst/.
Service Life Prediction Methodologies and Metrologies for Commercial Polymers Consortium
Document Number: 2016-04385
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-03-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is establishing the Service Life Prediction Methodologies and Metrologies for Commercial Polymers Consortium (Consortium) and invites organizations to join the Consortium. The Consortium will develop the science necessary to support the modification of standards for the testing and the certification of commercial polymeric materials. This notice is the initial step for the Consortium in collaborating with organizations to develop reliability-based service life prediction methodology for commercial polymers. The prediction methods will be used to update testing standards for polymeric materials in order to better assess the level of protection for the consumer while reducing the time for evaluation and certification of polymeric materials. Participation in the Consortium is open to all eligible organizations as described below.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2016-03905
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, March 23, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, March 24, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Friday, March 25, 2016, from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Generic Clearance for Community Resilience Data Collections
Document Number: 2016-03172
Type: Notice
Date: 2016-02-17
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.