National Institute of Standards and Technology 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

National Conference on Weights and Measures Interim Meeting
Document Number: 2018-27600
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-21
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 Charleston, South Carolina, from Sunday, January 13, 2019, through Wednesday, January 16, 2019. 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.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2018-27389
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee) will meet on Wednesday, February 6, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Thursday, February 7, 2019, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
Developing a Privacy Framework
Document Number: 2018-27248
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-17
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) extends the period for submitting written comments on the request for information (RFI) entitled ``Developing a Privacy Framework,'' published on November 14, 2018. The public comment period was originally to close on December 31, 2018; the comment period is extended to now end on January 14, 2019. NIST is taking this action to provide additional time to submit comments because multiple interested parties have expressed difficulty in submitting comments by the original deadline and have asked for an extension.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-26408
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Workshop on Computational Models for Large Outdoor Fires
Document Number: 2018-26175
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST announces a workshop on Computational Models for Large Outdoor Fires to be held on Monday, March 04, 2019 to Tuesday, March 05, 2019. The workshop will be open to the public with portions available via web broadcasting. At this workshop, the attendees will discuss the current state of measurement science gaps in implementing computational tools to model large scale outdoor fires, such as those found in the Wildland and Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) communities.
Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
Document Number: 2018-26152
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NIST Entrance on Duty (EOD) System
Document Number: 2018-26150
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
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.
Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2018-26135
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-12-03
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 11, 2018. 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.
Developing a Privacy Framework
Document Number: 2018-24714
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is developing a framework that can be used to improve organizations' management of privacy risk for individuals arising from the collection, storage, use, and sharing of their information.\1\ The NIST Privacy Framework: An Enterprise Risk Management Tool (``Privacy Framework''), is intended for voluntary use and is envisioned to consist of outcomes and approaches that align policy, business, technological, and legal approaches to improve organizations' management of processes for incorporating privacy protections into products and services. This notice requests information to help identify, understand, refine, and guide development of the Privacy Framework. The Privacy Framework will be developed through a consensus-driven, open, and collaborative process that will include workshops and other opportunities to provide input.
Proposed Voluntary Product Standard 2-10, Performance Standard for Wood-Based Structural-Use Panels
Document Number: 2018-24713
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is soliciting public comment on a proposed revision to Voluntary Product Standard (PS) 2-10, Performance Standard for Wood-Based Structural-Use Panels. The standard, prepared by the Standing Committee for PS 2, establishes requirements for those who choose to adhere to the standard, for the structural criteria to assess the acceptability of wood-based structural-use panels for construction sheathing and single- floor applications. It also provides a basis for common understanding among the producers, distributors, and the users of these products. Interested parties are invited to review the proposed standard and submit comments to NIST.
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-24639
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold an open meeting via teleconference on Tuesday, November 27, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to finalize the Committee's annual report to Congress. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST website at https://www.nist.gov/topics/disaster-failure-studies/national - construction-safety-team-ncst/advisory-committee.
Proposed Voluntary Product Standard 2-10, Performance Standard for Wood-Based Structural-Use Panels
Document Number: 2018-24407
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-11-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is soliciting public comment on a proposed revision to Voluntary Product Standard (PS) 2-10, Performance Standard for Wood-Based Structural-Use Panels. The standard, prepared by the Standing Committee for PS 2, establishes requirements for those who choose to adhere to the standard, for the structural criteria to assess the acceptability of wood-based structural-use panels for construction sheathing and single- floor applications. It also provides a basis for common understanding among the producers, distributors, and the users of these products. Interested parties are invited to review the proposed standard and submit comments to NIST.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2018-22735
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB)
Request for Information Regarding Measurement Science Needs for Water Use Efficiency and Water Quality in Premise Plumbing Systems
Document Number: 2018-21920
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Premise plumbing systems are key to the built environment, given that our ability to live and thrive in buildings is highly dependent on efficient and sustainable access to potable water. The design of premise plumbing systems in the U.S. is based in part on decades-old data embodied in building codes, much of which was developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). However, many important factors affecting these systems have changed considerably in recent years. Per capita water demand has declined, new materials have been introduced into plumbing systems, and there are growing concerns regarding human exposure to opportunistic pathogens in plumbing systems and other water quality issues. New information is needed to ensure that premise plumbing systems are designed, installed, and operated such that the goals of water efficiency, water quality, and energy efficiency are considered in an integrated manner. NIST requests information from the public regarding measurement science needs that must be addressed to inform future code revisions, green building standards, and guidance documents in ways that enable safe, reliable and efficient plumbing systems in buildings. Responses to this RFI will assist NIST in its execution of a project to investigate approaches that can reduce water and energy consumption and reduce or prevent water quality problems by informing improvements in plumbing system design, codes and standards.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Baldrige Executive Fellows Program
Document Number: 2018-20556
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-21
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.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award; Meeting
Document Number: 2018-20297
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-19
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, November 5, 2018 through Friday, November 9, 2018, 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 2018 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.
Post-Disaster Research Methods Meeting
Document Number: 2018-19116
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-09-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH) will hold an open meeting on Thursday, September 6, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time and on Friday, September 7, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to discuss the state-of-the-practice in post-disaster field data collection methods, including sampling methodologies across multiple disciplines. The agenda will be posted on the NIST website at https:// www.nist.gov/topics/disaster-failure-studies/national-constru ction- safety-team-ncst/hurricane-maria-ncst.
Change of Publication Manner for Invention Licenses
Document Number: 2018-18551
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Currently, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) publishes notices of prospective exclusive, co-exclusive or partially exclusive domestic or foreign licenses of Government owned inventions in the Federal Register. NIST is announcing that it will begin publishing such notices at FEDBIZOPPS.GOV (https://www.fbo.gov/), providing opportunity for filing written objections within at least a 15-day period.
National Institute of Standards and Technology Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2018-18435
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
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 15, 2017.
Meeting of the Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2018-18434
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee) will meet on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time, and Wednesday, October 17, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time. The VCAT is composed of not fewer than 9 members appointed by the NIST Director, eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations.
Announcing Request for Nominations for Lightweight Cryptographic Algorithms
Document Number: 2018-18433
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-27
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 lightweight cryptographic 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 on the NIST Computer Security Resource Center website at: https://csrc.nist.gov/Projects/ Lightweight-Cryptography.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence Participant Letter of Interest
Document Number: 2018-18388
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-24
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.
Award Competition for Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Center in the State of Alaska
Document Number: 2018-18386
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST invites applications from eligible organizations in connection with NIST's funding of an MEP cooperative agreement for the operation of an MEP Center in the State of Alaska in the amount identified in the Funding Availability section of this notice. NIST anticipates awarding one (1) cooperative agreement for the State of Alaska. The objective of this announcement by the MEP Program is to provide manufacturing extension services to primarily small and medium- sized manufacturers within the State of Alaska. The selected organization will become part of the MEP National NetworkTM of extension service providers, currently located in all 50 states and Puerto Rico.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) Information Collection System
Document Number: 2018-18385
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-24
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.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2018-18207
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-23
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board will hold an open meeting on September 12, 2018.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NIST SURF Program Student Applicant Information
Document Number: 2018-16914
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-08-08
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.
Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership Program; Knowledge Sharing Strategies.
Document Number: 2018-15265
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Program includes a network of centers located in all 50 States and Puerto Rico, and is a source of trusted advice about new technologies, production techniques and business management practices. In order for the MEP System to grow, improve and have a greater impact on the growth and competitiveness of U.S. manufacturers in the global marketplace, the MEP System needs to transform to an organizationally and operationally integrated MEP National Network. This transformation will require a learning and knowledge sharing infrastructure, which NIST MEP envisions will be stood up as ``The MEP Network Learning and Knowledge Sharing System'' (MEP NLKSS). NIST is requesting information from interested vendors and others on possible designs and implementation of networked learning and knowledge sharing. The responses will inform NIST's planning of the MEP NLKSS, including assisting NIST MEP with the development of the final Statement of Work for a performance-based contract.
Current and Future Workforce Needs to Support a Strong Domestic Semiconductor Industry
Document Number: 2018-15077
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-16
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) on behalf of the Department of Commerce and the National Security Council is seeking information on the scope and sufficiency of efforts to educate, train, and attract the workforce necessary to meet the demands of the current and future semiconductor industry, in support of the President's National Security Strategy.
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-14430
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold an open meeting in-person and via teleconference on Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purposes of this meeting are to update the Committee on the progress of planning for the NCST technical investigation to study building failures and emergency response and evacuation during Hurricane Maria, which made landfall in the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017, and the implementation of recommendations from previous NCST investigations, including the Joplin tornado investigation. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST website at https://www.nist.gov/topics/disaster-failure-studies/national - construction-safety-team-ncst/advisory-committee.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Analysis of Exoskeleton-Use for Enhancing Human Performance Data Collection
Document Number: 2018-14047
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-29
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 103rd Annual Meeting
Document Number: 2018-13935
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The 103rd Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) will be held in Tulsa, Oklahoma, from Sunday, July 15, 2018, through Thursday, July 19, 2018. 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.
Smart Grid Advisory Committee Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2018-13822
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) hereby gives notice that the Department of Commerce Acting Chief Financial Officer/Assistant Secretary for Administration, and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Administration has determined that charter renewal of the NIST Smart Grid Advisory Committee (Committee) is necessary and in the public interest. The renewed charter can be found on the Committee website at the following URL link: https:// www.nist.gov/file/443231.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2018-13821
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
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 9,726,553 B2, titled ``Optical Temperature Sensor and Use of Same'' (NIST Docket 13-006) to Fluke Corporation, a subsidiary of Fortive, Inc. The grant of the license would be for manufacture of optical thermometers in all fields.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2018-13820
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-27
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 closed session on Wednesday, August 22, 2018, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Eastern time. The purpose of this meeting is to review the results of examiners' scoring of written applications. Panel members will vote on which applicants merit site visits by examiners to verify the accuracy of quality improvements claimed by applicants. The meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Generic Clearance for Usability Data Collections
Document Number: 2018-12694
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-13
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.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Manufacturing Extension Partnership Management Information Reporting
Document Number: 2018-12693
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-13
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.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2018-12644
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-13
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 7, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time and Thursday, November 8, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Mountain Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to review the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program (NEHRP) agency updates on their latest activities and receive the NEHRP agency responses to the Committee's 2017 biennial and 2018 interim Reports on the Effectiveness of the NEHRP. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda and any meeting materials will be posted on the NEHRP website at http://nehrp.gov/.
Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2018-12006
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-06-05
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., Eastern Time, and Friday, June 22, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Board of Overseers of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award and Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2018-10917
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-22
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 in open session on Thursday, June 7, 2018, 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 News, Alliance for Performance Excellence Update, Baldrige Foundation Update, Report from the Baldrige Judges Panel, Ethics Review, Baldrige Enterprise Planning, Award Process Redesign, Proposal to Expand Award Categories, and New Business/Public Comment.
Termination of a Selected National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) Service
Document Number: 2018-10916
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Chief of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) announces the termination of the Chemical Calibration: Certifiers of Spectrophotometric NIST Traceable Reference Materials (NTRMs) Program offered by NVLAP. The Chemical Calibration: Certifiers of Spectrophotometric NTRMs Program comprised laboratories that designed, prepared, characterized, certified and distributed NTRM filter reference materials.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2018-10915
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), U.S. Department of Commerce, is contemplating the grant of an exclusive license throughout the world, to NIST's interest in the invention embodied in PCT Application PCT\US18\20679, titled ``Non-resonant Electron Spin Resonant Probe and Associated Hardware'' (NIST Docket 17- 017) to Global Resonance Technologies, LLC. The grant of the license would be for the manufacture and use of a system for determination of radiation dosimetry.
Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award
Document Number: 2018-10914
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Judges Panel of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award (Judges Panel) will meet on Wednesday, June 6, 2018, 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 2017 judging process; and the 2018 Award process. A portion of this meeting is closed to the public in order to protect the proprietary data to be examined and discussed.
NIST Consortium for Metrology of Additive Construction by Extrusion (MACE)
Document Number: 2018-10913
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-22
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 Metrology of Additive Construction by Extrusion (MACE) Consortium and invites organizations to participate in this Consortium. The Consortium will study the measurement science needs for the successful adoption of additive manufacturing by the construction industry. Participation in this Consortium is open to all eligible organizations, as described below. Participants will be required to sign a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA).
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2018-10845
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-22
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 June 13, 2018.
National Construction Safety Team Advisory Committee Meeting
Document Number: 2018-10163
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Construction Safety Team (NCST) Advisory Committee (Committee) will hold a meeting via webinar on Wednesday, May 16, 2018 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to update the Committee on the progress of the NCST investigation of Hurricane Maria's effects on the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico. The goals of the investigation will be to characterize: (1) The wind environment and technical conditions associated with deaths and injuries; (2) the performance of representative critical buildings, and designated safe areas in those buildings, including their dependence on lifelines; and (3) the performance of emergency communications systems and the public's response to such communications. The agenda may change to accommodate Committee business. The final agenda will be posted on the NIST website at https://www.nist.gov/topics/disaster-failure-studies/national - construction-safety-team-ncst/advisory-committee.
Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology
Document Number: 2018-10128
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-14
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)'s Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology (VCAT or Committee) will meet on Tuesday, June 5, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, and Wednesday June 6, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time. The VCAT is composed of not fewer than 9 members appointed by the NIST Director, eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations.
Announcing Request for Comments on Lightweight Cryptography Requirements and Evaluation Criteria
Document Number: 2018-10127
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-14
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 lightweight cryptographic algorithms. Current NIST cryptographic standards were designed to perform well on general- purpose computing platforms, and may not be suitable for some constrained computing environments. The draft requirements and evaluation criteria are available on the NIST Computer Security Resource Center website: https://csrc.nist.gov/Projects/Lightweight- Cryptography.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Securing Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Cybersecurity for the Healthcare Sector
Document Number: 2018-09897
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-09
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 security platforms for the Securing Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Cybersecurity for the healthcare 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 healthcare sector program. Participation in the use case is open to all interested organizations.
Request for Information Regarding Federal Technology Transfer Authorities and Processes
Document Number: 2018-09182
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-05-01
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Federal government invests approximately $150 billion annually \1\ in research and development (R&D). For the results of this investment to produce economic gain and maintain a strong national security innovation base, the results must be transferred to private companies to create new products and services. In order to advance the President's Management Agenda to modernize government for the 21st century, including the associated Lab-to-Market cross-agency priority (CAP) Goal in coordination with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is initiating an effort to refocus Federal technology transfer on sound business principles based on private investment. NIST requests information from the public regarding the current state of Federal technology transfer and the public's ability to engage with Federal laboratories and access federally funded R&D through collaborations, licensing, and other mechanisms. Responses to this RFI will inform NIST's evaluation of Federal technology transfer practices, policies, regulations, and/or laws that promote the transfer of Federal technologies and the practical application of those technologies, including through commercialization by the private sector. NIST will hold public meetings regarding the initiative and the stakeholder engagement process at the times and locations indicated below.
National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Data Integrity Building Block
Document Number: 2018-08829
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-04-27
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 two data integrity projects within the Data Integrity Building Block. The two projects are (1) Data Integrity: Identifying and Protecting Assets Against Ransomware and Other Destructive Events and (2) Data Integrity: Detecting and Responding to Ransomware and Other Destructive Events. 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 building block is open to all interested organizations and organizations may participate in one or both data integrity projects.