Technical and Policy Documents

The section provides direct links to NIST documents related to the AI RMF (NIST AI-100) and NIST AI Publication Series, as well as NIST-funded external resources in the area of Trustworthy and Responsible AI. New documents will be added as they are completed.

AI Executive Order Documents

NIST is soliciting comments from the public on the following draft publications, which are part of NIST’s response to last year’s Executive Order on the Safe, Secure and Trustworthy Development of AI.

Instructions for submitting comments may be found in each document.

  • NIST AI 600-1: AI RMF Generative AI Profile

    This document can help organizations identify unique risks posed by generative AI and proposes actions for generative AI risk management that best aligns with their goals and priorities. Developed over the past year and drawing on input from the NIST generative AI public working group of more than 2,500 members, the guidance centers on a list of 13 risks and more than 400 actions that developers can take to manage them.

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  • NIST AI 100-5: A Plan for Global Engagement on AI Standards

    A Plan for Global Engagement on AI Standards ( NIST AI 100-5 ) is designed to drive the worldwide development and implementation of AI-related consensus standards, cooperation and coordination, and information sharing. The publication is informed by priorities outlined in the NIST-developed Plan for Federal Engagement in AI Standards and Related Tools and is tied to the National Standards Strategy for Critical and Emerging Technology. The draft publication suggests a broader range of multidisciplinary stakeholders from many countries participate in the standards development process.

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  • NIST AI 100-4: Reducing Risks Posed by Synthetic Content

    This publication informs, and is complementary to, a separate report on understanding the provenance and detection of synthetic content that AI EO Section 4.5(a) tasks NIST with providing to the White House. NIST AI 100-4 lays out methods for detecting, authenticating and labeling synthetic content, including digital watermarking and metadata recording, where information indicating the origin or history of content such as an image or sound recording is embedded in the content to assist in verifying its authenticity. Each section of the report begins with an overview of an approach and outlines current methods for using it, concluding with areas where NIST experts recommend further research.

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  • NIST SP 800-218A

    Secure Software Development Practices for Generative AI and Dual-Use Foundation Models (NIST Special Publication (SP) 800-218A), is designed to be used alongside the SSDF (SP 800-218). While the SSDF is broadly concerned with securing the software’s lines of code, the companion resource expands the SSDF to address a major concern with generative AI systems: They can be compromised with malicious training data that adversely affect the AI system’s performance.

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NIST Special Publications

NIST Interagency or Internal Reports (NISTIR)

NIST-funded external resources