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People who design explosive detection devices may have something to learn from their canine counterparts, according to Matthew Staymates, a mechanical engineer and fluid dynamicist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. […]

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Four U.S. organizations were recently named the 2016 recipients of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award–the nation’s highest presidential honor for sustainable excellence through visionary leadership, organizational alignment, systemic improvement, and innovation.






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Four recent studies conducted by the National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) on the impacts of additive manufacturing, advanced robotics and automation, roll-to-roll manufacturing, and smart manufacturing have found that these technologies could save U.S. manufacturing approximately $100 billion annually.






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Though many small businesses may think that they are too trivial to be the target of a cyberattack, even the smallest businesses can face cyberattack and can face serious repercussions, according to Pat Toth, supervisory computer scientist in the computer security division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and author of NIST’s cybersecurity guide “Small Business Information Security: The Fundamentals.”






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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently released a resource to help U.S. employers more effectively identify, recruit, develop, and maintain cybersecurity talent. The NICE Cybersecurity Workforce Framework (NCWF) provides a common language to categorize and describe cybersecurity work to help organizations build a strong cybersecurity staff.






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Tenable Network Security announced Oct. 13 it would support the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Special Publication 800-171, a document enumerating guidelines to protect sensitive government information.






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In order to help organizations evaluate the effectiveness of their cybersecurity risk management efforts, the National Institute of Standards and Technology recently released the draft “Baldrige Cybersecurity Excellence Builder,” which acts as an assessment tool to pair with the NIST Cybersecurity Framework.






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About 10 states have reached out to DHS’s Office of Cybersecurity and Communications to ask questions and provide feedback on its cybersecurity services, according to Neil Jenkins, director of the Enterprise Performance Management Office at DHS. He said there has been an uptick in outreach because of the impending election.






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