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Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Panel of Judges
Document Number: 2012-24915
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. app., notice is hereby given that the Panel of Judges of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet on Monday, November 5, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, November 6, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, November 7, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, November 8, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Friday, November 9, 2012, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Panel of Judges is composed of twelve members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance management and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, assembled to advise the Secretary of Commerce on the conduct of the Baldrige Award. The purpose of this meeting is to conduct final judging of the 2012 applicants. The applications under review by Judges contain trade secrets and proprietary commercial information submitted to the Government in confidence.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Usage of Elevators for Occupant Evacuation Questionnaire
Document Number: 2012-24474
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-10-04
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: 2012-23895
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-28
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 Tuesday, October 16, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mountain Time and Wednesday, October 17, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Mountain Time. The VCAT is composed of fifteen members appointed by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology who are eminent in such fields as business, research, new product development, engineering, labor, education, management consulting, environment, and international relations.
Announcing an Open Meeting of the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board
Document Number: 2012-23608
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, October 10, 2012, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Eastern Time, Thursday, October 11, 2012, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Eastern Time, and Friday, October 12, 2012, from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. Eastern Time. All sessions will be open to the public.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board On-line Open Meeting
Document Number: 2012-22356
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-09-11
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, on-line meeting via webcast on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern Time. The on- line meeting will focus on 1) any follow-up from the MEP Advisory Board preparatory meeting held on August 29, 2012, 2) an update on the NIST MEP FY 2013 budget, and 3) updates on changes to NIST MEP's evaluation system and metrics. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting from remote locations by calling into a central phone number.
NIST Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-3 (Second Draft), Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules; Request for Additional Comments
Document Number: 2012-21461
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks additional comments on specific sections of Federal Information Processing Standard 140-3 (Second Draft), Security Requirements for Cryptographic Modules, to clarify and resolve inconsistencies in the public comments received in response to the Federal Register (74 FR 91333) notice of December 11, 2009. The draft standard is proposed to supersede FIPS 140-2.
Request for Comments on U.S. Technical Participation in the 14th Conference of the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML)
Document Number: 2012-21460
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-30
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 14th Conference of the International Organization of Legal Metrology (OIML). This conference is held once every four years and was last held in 2008. Interested parties are requested to review and submit comments on the 24 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.
Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Document Number: 2012-20919
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice announces changes to existing provisions of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS). NIST will pilot direct-hire authority for a period of one year from the publication date of this notice, for all positions in the General Engineering, 801 series and General Physical Science, 1301 series.
Notice of Public Workshop: “Designing for Impact III: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation”
Document Number: 2012-20535
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-21
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), housed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), announces the third workshop in a series of public workshops entitled ``Designing for Impact: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.'' This workshop series provides a forum for the AMNPO to introduce the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) and its regional components, Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMIs), and for public discussion of this new initiative that was announced by President Obama on March 9, 2012.\1\ The discussion at the workshop will focus on the following topics: Technologies with Broad Impact, Institute Structure and Governance, Strategies for Sustainable Institute Operations, and Education and Workforce Development.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2012-20529
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-21
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 Wednesday, August 29, 2012, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Document Number: 2012-19812
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-13
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice announces changes to the existing provisions of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS) published October 21, 1997. NIST is implementing direct-hire authority on a permanent basis for all Nuclear Reactor Operator positions in NIST's Scientific and Engineering Technician (ZT) career path at the Pay Band III and above, and for all positions in NIST's Scientific and Engineering (ZP) career path at the Pay Band III and above except for the Information Technology Management, 2210 series; the General Engineering, 801 series; and the General Physical Science, 1301 series.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2012-19805
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-13
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 Provisional Application for Patent Application No. 61,638,362 titled ``Flow Cytometer Systems and Associated Methods,'' NIST Docket No. 11-010 to the Regents of the University of Colorado, having a place of business at 1800 Grant Street, 8th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. The grant of the license would be for all fields of use.
National Institute of Standards and Technology Performance Review Board Membership
Document Number: 2012-19803
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-13
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 9, 2011.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Usage of Elevators for Occupant Evacuation Questionnaire
Document Number: 2012-19624
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-10
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.
Work Group on Measuring Systems for Electric Vehicle Fueling
Document Number: 2012-19285
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-07
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is forming a Work Group (WG) to develop proposed requirements for commercial electricity-measuring devices (including those used in sub- metering electricity at residential and business locations and those used to measure and sell electricity dispensed as a vehicle fuel) and to ensure that the prescribed methodologies and standards facilitate measurements that are traceable to the International System of Units (SI). This work is not intended to address utility metering in the home or business where the electricity metered is consumed by the end purchaser.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Hollings Manufacturing Extension Partnership (HMEP) Program Application Requirements
Document Number: 2012-18706
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-08-01
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.
Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Panel of Judges
Document Number: 2012-18068
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-24
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended, 5 U.S.C. app., notice is hereby given that the Panel of Judges of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award will meet on Wednesday, August 29, 2012. The Panel of Judges is composed of twelve members prominent in the fields of quality, innovation, and performance management and appointed by the Secretary of Commerce, assembled to advise the Secretary of Commerce on the conduct of the Baldrige Award. The purpose of this meeting is to review applicant consensus scores and select applicants for site visit review. The applications under review by Judges contain trade secrets and proprietary commercial information submitted to the Government in confidence.
Genome in a Bottle Consortium-Work Plan Review Workshop
Document Number: 2012-18064
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-24
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 16 and 17, 2012. The Genome in a Bottle Consortium is planning to develop 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 get broad input from stakeholders about the draft consortium work plan, broadly solicit consortium membership from interested stakeholders, and invite members to participate in work plan implementation.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; SURF Program Student Applicant Information
Document Number: 2012-17942
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-24
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.
Draft NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 7823, Advanced Metering Infrastructure Smart Meter Upgradeability Test Framework; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2012-16727
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) seeks comments on Draft NISTIR 7823, Advanced Metering Infrastructure Smart Meter Upgradeability Test Framework (Draft NISTIR 7823). This draft document provides an example test framework and conformance test requirements for the firmware upgradeability process for the Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI) Smart Meters. The target audience for Draft NISTIR 7823 includes numerous stakeholders in the Smart Grid space, particularly customers, Smart Meter manufacturers, certifying bodies, test labs, and standards development organizations.
Announcing Revised Draft Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 201-2, Personal Identity Verification (PIV) of Federal Employees and Contractors, Request for Comments, and Public Workshop on Revised Draft FIPS 201-2
Document Number: 2012-16725
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-09
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announces the Revised Draft Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) Publication 201-2, ``Personal Identity Verification of Federal Employees and Contractors,'' for public review and comment. The draft standard, designated ``Revised Draft FIPS 201-2,'' is proposed to supersede FIPS 201-1. NIST will hold a public workshop at NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland, to present the Revised Draft FIPS 201-2. Please see admittance instructions in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Request for Nominations for Members To Serve on National Institute of Standards and Technology Federal Advisory Committees
Document Number: 2012-16722
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-07-09
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.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2012-16020
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
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 No. 7,709,807 (Application No. 12/ 116,522), titled ``Magneto-Optical Trap Ion Source,'' NIST Docket No. 07-015 and U.S. Patent Application No. 13/369,008 titled ``Charged Particle Source from a Photoionized Cold Atom Beam,'' NIST Docket No. 11-018 to LoTIS Technologies LLC, having a place of business at 18026 Royal Bonnet Circle, Montgomery Village, Maryland 20886. The grant of the license would be for the field: Devices that produce or include a focused beam of electrons and/or ions.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2012-16018
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
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 No. 6,393,566 titled ``Timestamp Service for the National Information Network,'' NIST Docket No. 95-022 to RSIP LLC, having a place of business at 8 East Figueroa, Suite 220, Santa Barbara, California 93101. The grant of the license would be for the field of use of Digital Timestamping.
Prospective Grant of Exclusive Patent License
Document Number: 2012-16016
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
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. 13/346,999 titled ``Chirped-Pulse Terahertz Spectroscopy for Broadband Trace Gas Sensing,'' NIST Docket No. 11-016 to TerBAT Inc., having a place of business at 2400 Trade Centre Ave, Longmont, CO 80503. The grant of the license would be for the field of use of medical diagnostic devices and environmental/industrial monitoring devices.
Notice of Consortium on “nSoft Consortium”
Document Number: 2012-16015
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
On June 3, 2011, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) held a public meeting on its campus to explore the feasibility of establishing a NIST/Industry Consortium on Neutron Metrology for Soft Materials Manufacturing. The notice stated the membership fees would be on the order of Twenty Thousand ($20,000) per year. The initial term of the consortium was intended to be three years. As a result of the October 3, 2011, public meeting, revisions have been made to the membership fee structure and the initial period of time for the consortium. Also, the consortium is open to a limited number of for-profit and not-for-profit institutions.
97th Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures
Document Number: 2012-16014
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The 97th Annual Meeting of the National Conference on Weights and Measures (NCWM) will be held July 15-19, 2012. This notice contains information about significant items on the NCWM Committee agendas which will be considered at the meetings, but does not include all agenda items. As a result, the items are not consecutively numbered.
Smart Grid Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-16012
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-29
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Smart Grid Advisory Committee (SGAC or Committee) will hold a meeting via teleconference on Friday, July 27, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern Time (ET). The primary purposes of this meeting are to review updates on the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel transition plan, review the status of the research subcommittee and the August Smart Grid Workshop in Boulder, Colorado, and plan for a fall meeting. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting from remote locations by calling into a central phone number.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Centers for Arizona, Maryland and Rhode Island; Availability of Funds
Document Number: 2012-15305
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-22
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST invites proposals from eligible proposers for funding projects that provide manufacturing extension services to primarily small- and medium-sized manufacturers in the United States. Specifically, NIST seeks proposals for projects to establish MEP centers in Arizona, Maryland and Rhode Island.
Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology
Document Number: 2012-14918
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-19
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice changes the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Alternative Personnel Management System (APMS) published October 21, 1997 (62 FR 54604, 54606), May 6, 2005 (70 FR 23996), July 15, 2008 (73 FR 40500), and July 21, 2009 (74 FR 35841 and 74 FR 35843) to (1) eliminate the required bonus for employees at the cap of their pay band who are appraised at the top two rating levels, and (2) solidify the three-year probationary period, a hallmark of the original NIST demonstration project and later APMS.
National Fire Codes: Request for Public Input for Revision of Codes and Standards
Document Number: 2012-13952
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
This notice contains the list of National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) documents opening for Public Input, and it also contains information on the NFPA Revision Process. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is publishing this notice on behalf of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to announce the NFPA's proposal to revise some of its fire safety codes and standards and requests Public Input to amend existing or begin the process of developing new NFPA fire safety codes and standards. The purpose of this request is to increase public participation in the system used by NFPA to develop its codes and standards.
Notice of Public Workshop: “Designing for Impact: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation”
Document Number: 2012-13945
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-08
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), housed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), announces the second workshop in a series of public workshops entitled ``Designing for Impact: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.'' This workshop series provides a forum for the AMPNO to introduce the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) and its regional components, Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMIs) and for public discussion of this new initiative that was announced by President Obama on March 9, 2012 \1\. The discussion at the workshop will focus on the following topics: Technologies with Broad Impact, Institute Structure and Governance, Strategies for Sustainable Institute Operations, and Education and Workforce Development. The Designing for Impact workshop series is organized by representatives from the Department of Commerce, NIST; Department of Defense; Department of Energy; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and National Science Foundation.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Program Evaluation Data Collection
Document Number: 2012-12903
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-29
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 Fire Codes: Request for Comments on NFPA Technical Committee Reports
Document Number: 2012-12779
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-25
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is publishing this notice on behalf of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) to announce the availability of and request comments on the technical reports that will be presented at NFPA's 2013 Annual Revision Cycle.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Generic Clearance for Usability Data Collections
Document Number: 2012-11844
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-16
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: 2012-11237
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will hold a meeting via teleconference on Friday, June 1, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to finalize the Committee's draft annual report to the NIST Director. Any draft meeting materials will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting from remote locations by calling into a central phone number.
Notice of Public Meeting-Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop V
Document Number: 2012-10811
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST announces the Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop V to be held on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, June 5, 6 and 7, 2012. The format is a two-day forum followed by a one-day hands-on workshop. This workshop will provide information on the U.S. Government (USG) Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap initiative. This workshop will also provide an updated status on NIST efforts to help develop open standards in interoperability, portability and security in cloud computing. This event is open to the public. In addition, NIST invites organizations to participate as Exhibitors as described in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section below.
Announcing a National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Workshop
Document Number: 2012-10810
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST announces a National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) Workshop to be held on Tuesday, June 26, 2012. This is an initial informational NCCoE workshop. The goals of this workshop are to provide a venue for discussion of the NCCoE public-private partnership structure, and to describe and gather input from individual participants on possible case studies that are expected to form a central focus of collaborative efforts. The workshop will also describe and explore opportunities for industry, academia, and Federal, state and local government agencies to participate in the NCCoE.
Request for Information on Proposed New Program: National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI)
Document Number: 2012-10809
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-05-04
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The NIST-hosted Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO) invites interested parties to provide input on a new public- private partnership program, the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI or Network). The proposed Network will be composed of up to fifteen Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMIs or Institutes) around the country, each serving as a hub of manufacturing excellence that will help to make United States (U.S.) manufacturing facilities and enterprises more competitive and encourage investment in the U.S. This program was proposed in the President's fiscal year (FY) 2013 budget \1\ and was announced by the President on March 9, 2012.\2\ The NNMI program will be managed collaboratively by the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, Department of Commerce's NIST, the National Science Foundation, and other agencies. Industry, state, academic and other organizations will co-invest in the Institutes along with the NNMI program. For purposes of this notice, ``co-invest'' means that non-federal entities will contribute financial and other resources to the Institutes to complement federal investments.
Consortium on “Concrete Rheology: Enabling Metrology (CREME)”: Membership Fee Update
Document Number: 2012-10265
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
On October 25, 2011, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) published a notice of a public meeting, which was held on November 8, 2011, to explore the feasibility of establishing a NIST/Industry Consortium on Concrete Rheology: Enabling Metrology (CREME)''. The notice stated that membership fees for participation in the CREME consortium would be Twenty-five Thousand ($25,000) per year. As a result of the November 8, 2011, public meeting, revisions have been made to the membership fee structure.
Announcement of Meeting on “Developing Standard Requirements for Fatigue Performance of Transvenous Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillation Leads”
Document Number: 2012-10262
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-27
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites interested parties to attend a pre-consortium meeting on ``Developing Standard Requirements for Fatigue Performance of Transvenous Cardiac Pacing and Defibrillation Leads.''
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Management Information Reporting
Document Number: 2012-9444
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-19
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.
Request for Technical Input-Standards in Trade Workshops
Document Number: 2012-9254
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-18
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites all interested parties, including U.S.-based manufacturers, U.S. industry and trade associations and federal government agencies, to submit recommendations and suggestions for workshops covering specific sectors and targeted countries or regions of the world where training in the U.S. approaches to development and use of standards, including assessment of conformity to standards, may facilitate trade, increase U.S. exports, and/or benefit U.S. industry. Standards in Trade (SIT) workshops are designed to introduce U.S. stakeholders to emerging standards and conformity assessment issues in other countries and regions; identify regulatory information and market access issues; and provide timely information to foreign officials on U.S. practices in standards, metrology and conformity assessment. Interested parties must consider Administration priorities outlined in the current National Export Strategy. NIST will offer a limited number of workshops each year. Most workshops will be scheduled for a 3 to 5 day period at NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland. NIST will evaluate all recommendations and may use the suggested topics in planning its workshops, subject to the availability of resources. Additional guidance is available on the NIST Standards in Trade (SIT) workshop program Web page. This notice is not an invitation for proposals to fund grants, contracts or cooperative agreements of any kind.
Announcing DRAFT Revisions to Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 186-3, Digital Signature Standard (DSS), and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2012-8573
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-10
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) requests comments on revisions to Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 186-3, Digital Signature Standard, which was approved in January 2009. The proposed revisions are available at http:// csrc.nist.gov/publications/PubsDrafts.html.
Manufacturing Extension Partnership Advisory Board
Document Number: 2012-8366
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST announces that the Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) Advisory Board, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold an open meeting on Sunday, May 6, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Work Group on Measuring Systems for Taxis
Document Number: 2012-8365
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-06
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is forming a Work Group (WG) to develop proposals to revise the current Taximeters Code in NIST Handbook 44 (HB 44), Specifications, Tolerances, and Other Technical Requirements for Weighing and Measuring Devices, to adequately address emerging technologies used to assess charges based on time and/or distance measurements in taxi applications and to ensure that the prescribed methodologies and standards facilitate measurements that are traceable to the International System of Units (SI).
Notice of Public Workshop: “Designing for Impact: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation”
Document Number: 2012-7981
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-04-03
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advanced Manufacturing National Program Office (AMNPO), housed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), announces the first of a series of public workshops entitled ``Designing for Impact: Workshop on Building the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation.'' The workshops will provide a forum for the AMPNO to introduce the National Network for Manufacturing Innovation (NNMI) and its regional components, Institutes for Manufacturing Innovation (IMIs). The workshops will also provide a forum for public discussion of this new initiative, which President Obama announced on March 9, 2012. The discussion will focus on the following topics: Technologies with Broad Impact, Institute Structure and Governance, Strategies for Sustainable Institute Operations, and Education and Workforce Development.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2012-7480
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-30
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will hold a meeting via teleconference on Friday, April 20, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to develop the Committee's draft annual report to the NIST Director. Any draft meeting materials will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting from remote locations by calling into a central phone number.
Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction Meeting
Document Number: 2012-7481
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-28
Agency: Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology
The Advisory Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction (ACEHR or Committee), will hold a meeting via teleconference on Friday, April 27, 2012 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Time. The primary purpose of this meeting is to review the Committee's draft annual report to the NIST Director. Any draft meeting materials will be posted on the NEHRP Web site at http://nehrp.gov/. Interested members of the public will be able to participate in the meeting from remote locations by calling into a central phone number.
Proposed Information Collection; Comment Request; NIST Associates Information System
Document Number: 2012-7375
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-03-28
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.