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NIST is a U.S. government agency that was established to assist industry in the development of technology. It is an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Technology Administration. NIST has consolidated the activities of the CSL (Computer Systems Laboratory) and the CAML (Computing and Applied Mathematics Laboratory) into a new information technology laboratory. The NIST Web site is at

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