NIST Big Data Program


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   Wo Chang
     NIST / ITL
     Digital Data Advisor
   James St Pierre
     NIST / ITL
     Deputy Director

NBD-WG General Guidelines

Public Working Group Guidance:

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Big Data Program focuses on the development of community-based guidelines, metrics, and standards that accelerate the adoption of big data. This effort is undertaken in partnership with interested Federal, commercial, and private sector parties through the formation of Public Working Group. This page summarizes the key provisions for forming and managing these Working Group.

Formation: Public Working Group is established by the NIST Big Data Program to pursue its goals for accelerating the adoption of big data through a combined public-private effort. Input from government, commercial, and academic sector individuals and entities is considered by the Program in evaluating the formation or dissolution of a Public Working Group, including its initial and continuing scope and tasking.

Membership: Participation in a Public Working Group is open and free to all interested parties; there are no membership fees.

Leadership: Public Working Group is led by NIST staff acting as Chairs and/or Co-Chairs.

Products: The products of Working Group prepared at the direction of NIST staff and/or its designated representatives are subject to NIST review and are intended for public release at NIST.s discretion.

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Discussion on this topic will be done through the working group mailing list. The email address for NBD-WG is If you are interested in signing up to the mailing list, please go to:

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Upcoming/Past Events

2nd NIST Big Data Workshop, NIST,
June 1 & 2, 2017
IEEE NBD-PWG Workshop, October 27, 2014
1st NIST Big Data Workshop, NIST, September 30, 2013

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Last updated: January 11, 2017

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