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National Institute of Standards and Technology

The NIST is a non-regulatory agency headquartered in Gaithersburg. The institute, which has historically helped define standards for measurement, contributes significantly to Maryland's outsized role as a host of the federal workplace.
The NIST is a non-regulatory agency headquartered in Gaithersburg. The institute, which has historically helped define standards for measurement, contributes significantly to Maryland's outsized role as a host of the federal workplace. « Show less

Top National Institute of Standards and Technology Articles

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  • Cyber help wanted

    Cyber help wanted
    Nineteen thousand four hundred thirteen. Focus on that number. Like so many numbers in news articles, you might easily have skipped over 19,413. But this is an important number for what is happening in Maryland higher education. According to the Cyber...
  • 'Bring your own' devices pose challenges for government

    'Bring your own' devices pose challenges for government
    Mika J. Cross, a human resources manager for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, sometimes uses a laptop issued by the agency. But she is far more likely to check email or collaborate with colleagues on one of her two personal computers. As someone...
  • 2012 is a leap year

     
    From the Sun's print edition:Baltimore Sun librarian Paul McCardell offers this post: Happy New Year! We will have an extra day this year because 2012 is a leap year. February will have 29 days instead of 28 and the year......
  • End of mercury thermometers is near

    End of mercury thermometers is near
    It was one of Daniel Gabriel Fahrenheit's most famous inventions, in 1714. But after nearly 300 years on the market, the still-common mercury thermometer now appears headed for extinction. While many Maryland residents probably still have them in their...
  • Loch Raven area becomes test site for deer spaying experiment

    Loch Raven area becomes test site for deer spaying experiment
    In a tiny trailer parked near Loch Raven Reservoir, a 2-year-old doe draped in blue surgical cloth sleeps on her back as a veterinarian opens her belly. Less than an hour later, the deer is stepping back into the safety of the woods, the latest patient in...
  • Turning research into jobs in Maryland

    Turning research into jobs in Maryland
    About three times each week, an enterprising researcher at theUniversity of Maryland, College Park, takes a step toward patenting an invention. Each year, that results in the creation of about five new high-tech firms, the kinds of businesses often...
  • Terps guard Jonathan Thomas now has a double major

    Terps guard Jonathan Thomas now has a double major
    Jonathan Thomas spent his first two years at the University of Maryland consumed by his studies in mechanical engineering. From his current vantage point, Thomas now realizes there was a void. A former basketball star at Tuscarora High, where he was...
  • Cybersecurity expert Donna Dodson to speak at breakfast

    Tower Federal Credit Union, University of Maryland College Park and University of Maryland University College are sponsoring a Cyber Breakfast, Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m., at the Colony Ballroom at University of Maryland Stamp Student Union...
  • What keeps girls from pursuing STEM fields

    Every student who has returned to school this fall should have the opportunity to prepare for the rapidly growing job opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math also known as the STEM fields. But many students, especially women and...
  • Cyber Risks To Voting As Well

    Arthur House's July 21 op-ed, " Cyber Attacks Require National Coordination" articulates the cyber risks to our power utilities, as should be expected from a former director of communications for the director of national intelligence. Yet, voters and...
  • Feds sue Florida manufacturing agency over travel, lobbying expenses

    Feds sue Florida manufacturing agency over travel, lobbying expenses
    The U.S. Attorney’s office in Orlando has sued the Celebration-based Florida Manufacturing Extension Partnership over $12.6 million in lobbying, travel and other expenses dating back nine years ago. The suit, filed July 30 in federal court, seeks...
  • Anne Arundel County Public Schools employee salaries

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