National Institute of Standards and Technology

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Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. NIST's mission is to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security and improve our quality of life.

Sponsored Projects:

TW LogoFirst Responders Requirements Metholodology (FirstResponders)
Principal Investigator: Deborah L. McGuinness
Description: The purpose of this project is to design and prototype a requirements-gathering methodology driven by the first responders community. The methodology will include examining the current state of collecting and synthesizing responder requirements, assessing the effectiveness of that process, evaluating existing candidate platforms for use within this community, and producing a roadmap that can be used by NIST and others to achieve a solution enabling the responder community to more effectively dialogue with key stakeholders. A prototype implementation of the methodology will be developed using the roadmap and will be available for testing and evaluation and requirements gathering.
TW LogoTetherless World Constellation (TWC)
Description: Since its inception the World Wide Web has changed the ways people work, play, communicate, collaborate, and educate.