Short for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce. Founded in 1901, NIST aims to promote U.S. innovation and industrial competitiveness by advancing measurement science, standards, and technology in ways that enhance economic security. NIST maintains four cooperative programs including the NIST Laboratories which conducts research that advances the nation’s technology infrastructure and the Technology Innovation Program, which provides cost-shared awards to industry, universities, and consortia for research on potentially revolutionary technologies.
Short for the Data Interchange Standards Association, DISA is a not-for-profit organization with a mission of advancing the foundation of electronic commerce and trade by supporting and promoting standards used for business-to-business (B2B) data exchange.
BSI is the National Standards Body of the UK. The organization was founded in 1901 as the Engineering Standards Committee. The BSI Group manages more than 27,000 standards for a number of subjects including biometrics, business continuity, Green IT, nanotechnology, and others.
Short for the National Information Standards Organization (NISO) is an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) accredited non-profit association that identifies, develops, maintains, and publishes technical standards to manage information. NISO was founded in 1939 and its community consists of more than 70 organizations in the fields of publishing, libraries, IT, and media. NISO was designated […]
Also known as ACM SIGCOMM, it is the professional discussion forum for the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The SIGCOMM community consists of professional members representing scientists, engineers, educators and students. SIGCOMM facilitates discussion related to systems engineering and architectural questions as related to computer communications. SIGCOMM offers members conferences, workshops, online publications, awards, and […]
Short for Software Freedom Law Center, SFLC is an organization who provides legal representation and law-related services to protect and advance Free, Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS). Founded in 2005, SFLC represents many of the most important and well-established free software and open source projects.