University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute JILA NIST + University of Colorado NIST has…...four joint institutes Hollings Marine Laboratory NIST + NOAA + South Carolina + College of Charleston + Medical University of South Carolina Joint Quantum Institute NIST + University of Maryland + NSA
Measurement Science Physical Measurement Laboratory Fundamental units Applied measurements Calibrations Metric program State weights & measures programs Material Measurement Laboratory Material composition & properties Validated methods & data Standard reference materials Laboratory accreditation
Technology Standards Information Technology Laboratory Cybersecurity Cloud computing Identity management Computer forensics Wireless Health IT Engineering Laboratory Building technologies Fire research Smart Grid & energy technology Advanced manufacturing technology
Unique Measurement Capability – National Facilities Center for Nanoscale Science & Technology Collaborative research & shared-access nanofabrication facility Established 2007 Large & growing industrial use base Center for Neutron Research Most productive & efficient neutron scattering facility in US Unique probe of atomic & molecular structure/dynamics Accounts for over 2/3 of neutron research in US
Information Technology Lab Mission To promote US innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology through research and development in information technology, mathematics, and statistics.
ITL Core Competencies Technology Development IT Measurement and Testing Mathematical and Statistical Analyses for Measurement Science Modeling and Simulation for Measurement Science IT Standards Development and Deployment Customers Academia Industry Govt Consortia
NIST addressing critical national needs – Cloud Computing Accelerate the federal governments secure adoption of cloud computing Build a USG Cloud Computing Standards Roadmap which focuses on the highest priority USG cloud computing security, interoperability and portability requirements Lead efforts to develop standards and guidelines in close consultation and collaboration with standards bodies, the private sector, and other stakeholders Accomplishments Final Guide to Security for Full Virtualization Technologies, January 2011 DRAFT Guidelines on Security and Privacy Issues in Public Cloud Computing, January 2011 DRAFT NIST Definition of Cloud Computing, January 2011 DRAFT NIST Cloud Computing Synopsis & Recommendations, March 2011
NIST addressing critical national needs – Complex Information Systems Goal: Define a systematic method to measure, understand, predict and control macroscopic behavior in complex information systems, e.g., Internet and Clouds Leverage modeling and analysis techniques used by NIST scientists to study large physical systems Interdisciplinary Team of computer scientists, statisticians, mathematicians and information visualization experts Combination of methods – scale reduction methods – orthogonal fractional factorial experiment design – sensitivity analysis – multidimensional data analysis techniques NIST Special Publication 500-282: Study of Proposed Internet Congestion Control Mechanisms Currently conducting a study of resource allocation algorithms for Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Clouds
NIST addressing critical national needs – Foundations of Measurement Science for Information Systems Develop metrics for assessing critical properties of information systems that can be used to both design more reliable and secure systems, as well as to enable effective real- time control of deployed systems. Macro-scale structure and dynamics of large-scale interconnected systems Identify and characterize fundamental measurable properties of complex information systems that are indicators of the systems' inherent level of security and reliability Complex Networks Data Sets
NIST addressing critical national needs – Public Safety Communications Goal: To expedite the development of standards for public safety communications Provide the public safety community with a better understanding of what to expect from new and emerging networking technologies Accelerate the standardization and utilization of such technologies Technical Approaches Conduct measurements to assess radio performance Devise mathematical, simulation tools and modeling techniques to accurately characterize network protocol and system performance Major Accomplishments Developed a modeling and simulation platform for evaluating the use of Long Term Evolution technologies in support of public safety communications Developed simulation, testing, and protocol validation tools for select Project 25 standard specifications
NIST addressing critical national needs – Smart Grid Interoperability Working collaboratively, develop a framework and measurement tools for interoperability of Smart Grid devices and systems. Foundational Smart Grid Standards Cyber Security for Smart Grid Networking Standards for Smart Grid Electric Power Metrology and the Smart Grid
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