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The Computer Security Resource Center (CSRC) is maintained and updated by the Computer Security Division at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). At the bottom of each page or project page, there will be a contact person listed, and you can send e-mail to that person for further clarification of any material listed on the page.

The Computer Security Division's main telephone number is (301) 975-8443. If you know of a specific staff person you would like to talk to, go to NIST's staff directory search page to get that person's telephone number or email address.

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Phone: (301) 975-NIST (6478) or
Federal Relay Service 1-800-877-8339

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Address and Directions

Mailing Address:
100 Bureau Drive
Mail Stop 8930
Gaithersburg, MD 20899-8930

D.C. Metro Area Map

D.C. Metro area (click to enlarge map)

From Washington, D.C. take Rt. 270 North. Enter the Rt. 270 local traffic lanes at Exit 9. Take Exit 10, Rt. 117 West. Turn right at the first traffic light (Bureau Drive). Take the second right and proceed to end of street where there is a 6 story building with NIST in large letters on the uppermost story. Parking is available to either side.

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NIST Visitors' Information

The Gaithersburg, Md., and Boulder, Colo., campuses of NIST are closed to the general public at this time. Official visitors must present photo identification upon arrival. Visitors can access the Gaithersburg campus from the main gate at W. Diamond Ave. and Bureau Drive only. Visitors must wear a visitor badge at all times while on the NIST campus.