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Measuring The Accuracy Of A Rubidium Standard

A rubidium standard, or rubidium atomic clock, is a high accuracy frequency and time standard, usually accurate to within a few parts in 1011. This is still several orders of magnitude less than some of the more accurate standards – for example the NIST-F1 has an uncertainty of 5×10-16 (It is expected to neither gain nor lose a second in nearly 100 million years) and the more recent NIST-F2 has an uncertainty of 1×10-16 (It is expected to neither gain nor lose a second in nearly 300 million years). 643 more words

Clock Hacks

So what if steel melted at the World Trade Center?

In the first hours and days after the September 11, 2001 attacks, various public explanations for the collapses of the Twin Towers and World Trade Center 7 described the buildings’ structural steel as having melted. 1,269 more words

Social Security Risk Management - Congress and President Get a "D" and a NIST Tier 1 or 2 Rating

I’m going to rant a little in this “fun” post. Another week, another article about social security going broke, about tweaks to “fix” it by payroll tax increases, cutting benefits, taxing benefits, and/or raising the age to receive benefits. 770 more words

6 Ways to Combat Internal Threats to Data Security

More than 9 out of 10 health-care data breaches affecting 500 or more individuals published on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website were caused by organizations’ own employees, not hackers. 34 more words

Cyber Crimes

Cybersecurity - What is the Government's Role with Business and Industry?

The National Institute of Standards and Technology was charged by the President with the creation of a framework for improving critical infrastructure cybersecurity, which they accomplished in February of 2014.   390 more words

Emergency Management

NIST defines Big Data and Data Science

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is attempting to create standards for Big Data. They just released the NIST Big Data interoperability framework… 170 more words

Learn Data Science

Science Policy Around the Web - April 17, 2015

By: Cheryl Jacobs Smith, Ph.D.

Genomics in Medicine

Personalizing Cancer Treatment With Genetic Tests Can Be Tricky

Since the New Year, President Obama, backed by National Institutes of Health Director, Dr. 1,037 more words