National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
Formerly NBS. U.S. Dept of Commerce. Contains indexing to and/or fulltext of some Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS http://www.nist.gov/itl/fips.cfm), and Standard Reference Data (http://www.nist.gov/srd) material.
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. Founded as the National Bureau of Standards in 1901, it was renamed Bureau of Standards in 1903. In 1934, the word "national" was affixed again to its name. It became the National Institute of Standards and Technology, or NIST, in 1988.