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NIST Contributions to IT

Submission deadline: 1 August 2013
Publication: March/April 2014

This special issue of IT Pro seeks to provide readers with an overview into significant and seminal contributions that the US National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has made to IT over the past 40 years. We're looking for high-quality contributions from industry, government, and businesses that are familiar with the work that NIST has undertaken during this period. This issue will be a successor to the March/April 2012 IT Pro issue titled "NASA Contributions to IT." These special issues are meant to showcase government agencies that have had long-lasting impacts on IT by fostering original technologies, some of which may have lost attribution over time.

Topics of interest include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • BGP
  • Biometrics
  • Cloud computing
  • Cryptographic key management
  • Cryptography
  • Cybersecurity fundamentals
  • DNSSec
  • Economic IT impact studies
  • Forensics
  • Interoperability testing
  • IPv6
  • Role-based access control
  • Software assurance and testing
  • Special publications, patents, and intellectual property
  • Speech recognition
  • Standards and measurement
  • Voting

Submission Information:

All submitted articles will be refereed by at least three reviewers not affiliated with NIST. Feature articles should be no longer than 4,200 words (with tables and figures counting as 300 words). Illustrations are welcome.

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