Million-Pound Deadweight Machine Officially Open for Business

Washington, DC - The last few bolts were tightened just weeks ago – by hand. Now fully restored, NIST’s 4.45 meganewton (one million pounds-force) deadweight machine – the largest in the world – is back online and once again performing force calibrations for customers, which include U.S. aerospace manufacturers, U.S. military laboratories, and top-end commercial force calibration labs.

How to Quantify the Weight of Forensic Evidence

Washington, DC - On May 5 and 6, 2016, NIST hosted a technical colloquium on an important question facing virtually every branch of forensic science today: How should forensic examiners quantify the weight of evidence they find in a case? This was the first technical colloquium in the United States to focus specifically on this issue, and it generated an animated and much needed exchange of ideas.

Secretary of State John Kerry to Deliver Remarks at United Nations International School

New York - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver remarks to students at United Nations International School during a commencement ceremony at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 2, 2016, in the United Nations General Assembly Hall, in New York City.

Ruling in Favor of Federal Trade Commission, Jury Finds Utah Operation Responsible for Making illegal Telemarketing Calls to Consumers

Washington, DC - A federal court jury in Utah delivered a verdict in favor of the Federal Trade Commission against three Utah-based firms and their owner, finding that they engaged in deceptive and unlawful telemarketing campaigns pitching movies, including making more than 117 million illegal calls to consumers, in violation of the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (TSR).

FTC staff comments on FCC privacy proposal

Washington, DC - The FCC asked – and we answered. Underway at the Federal Communications Commission is a proposed privacy rulemaking for broadband internet access service providers. The FCC sought public comment on the proposal and the staff of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection has offered its perspectives.