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NIST Marks Joplin Tornado Fifth Anniversary with Focus on Resiliency

June 1, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning

Disaster struck Joplin, Missouri, on May 22, 2011, when the deadliest and costliest single tornado in U.S. history left a 35-kilometer (22-mile) long path of destruction. The storm killed 161 people, destroyed some 8,000 structures and left $2.8 billion in…

NIST Researchers Suggest Approach for Trustworthy Modern Infrastructure

May 5, 2016 - in Corporate

We are immersed in a cyber-physical world. Information technology is deeply embedded in traditionally non-IT systems, including automobiles, the electric…

Smart Cities: Bringing Tech Benefits Directly to You

March 25, 2016 - in Corporate, Planning, Smart Cities

More than 300 leaders from government, industry, and academia attended an event called the Global City Team Challenge (GCTC) Tech Jam. The GCTC program,…

Four Agencies Join with NIST to Co-Sponsor New Community Resilience Panel

November 17, 2015 - in Corporate, Planning

Four federal agencies have joined with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to sponsor a new independent panel devoted to reducing barriers to community resilience—the capacity to prepare for anticipated hazards, adapt to changing conditions,…

NIST Awards $20 Million for Research Center to Help Communities Increase Resilience to Disaster

March 2, 2015 - in Corporate

San Diego—The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced today that it has awarded a $20 million cooperative agreement to Colorado State University (CSU) to establish the Community Resilience Center of…

NIST ‘Global City Teams Challenge’ to Create Smart Cities

August 10, 2014 - in Corporate, Planning, Smart Cities

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several partners today are kicking off the year-long Global City Teams Challenge to help communities around the world work together to address issues ranging from…

NIST Revises Smart-Grid Guidance with Focus on Security

November 6, 2013 - in Energy, Projects

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is revising its smart-grid guidance to address technological and policy changes over the past three years that have made the grid more susceptible to vulnerabilities and threatened utility customers' privacy.…

G.hn Recognized as Smart Grid Standard

March 8, 2013 - in Corporate, Energy

The HomeGrid Forum announced today that the G.hn home networking standard has been adopted into the prestigious Catalog of Standards created by the Smart Grid Interoperability Panel (SGIP). The move represents another important step forward in the acceptance…