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NIST outlines criteria for Apple to enter gov market

NIST's Randall Easter outlines what Apple would have to do in order to make its products available for government jobs.

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 04:00pm EST
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Final Five named in Secure Hash competition

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is launching a new phase in a competition to secure government documents.

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 09:30am EST

Congress gives NIST a clear set of priorities

The America Competes Reauthorization Act authorizes the agency's programs and sets a path toward the future. President Obama signed the bill into law Tuesday. Several other science and technology agencies receive marching orders from lawmakers.

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 07:16am EST
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New law changes NIST marching orders

Patrick Gallagher, the director of NIST, told Federal News Radio's Jason Miller about how the provisions in the law will change the way NIST meets its mission.

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 03:22pm EST
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NIST to speed up hiring for critical positions

Changes to the The National Institute of Standards and Technology's hiring protocol will update its 13-year-old Alternative Personnel Management System. The new rules will let NIST have direct-hire authority to expedite hiring for critical functions.

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 02:26pm EST

NIST calls for new ways to manage IT security risks

National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines are out. NIST's Rob Ross explains the new standards.

Friday - 12/17/2010, 02:38pm EST
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NIST unveils new approach to risk management

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has a new way of managing risks.

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 03:53pm EST

Cryptographers chosen for NIST contest

A competition to find a replacement for one of the gold-standard computer security algorithms used in almost all secure, online transactions just heated up.

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 09:30am EST

NIST, DHS partner on cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Homeland Security Department's Science and Technology directorate are teaming up with the private sector to improve the cybersecurity of financial services.

Friday - 12/10/2010, 08:30am EST

NIST, DHS team with finance sector for cybersecurity

NIST and DHS are partnering with the private sector on cybersecurity.

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 01:22pm EST

NIST, DHS to partner with financial industry on cybersecurity

The agencies sign a MOU to work more closely on research and development on new technologies to protect the financial services sector's critical infrastructure. This agreement follows a pilot DHS and DoD have been working on to share threat information.

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 01:13pm EST

GAO: Vulnerabilities remain in agency wireless networks

Auditors look at how 24 agencies secure their wireless networks and find some progress, but many of the same problems that GAO found in 2005.

Tuesday - 11/30/2010, 06:58pm EST

NIST studies cyber vulnerabilities

Chris Johnson, a NIST IT specialist, was Tom Temin's guest on the Federal Security Spotlight this week. Johnson explained how NIST studies cyber threats.

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 05:14pm EST
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How vulnerable is the National Vulnerability Database?

Chris Johnson oversees the National Vulnerability Database at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He is Tom Temin's guest this week on Federal Security Spotlight.
November 11, 2010

Wednesday - 11/10/2010, 01:41pm EST
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Government Cloud Computing-"Progress & Best Practices"

November 18th at 12PM

Program will discuss the progress report on Government Cloud Computing Initiatives, top cloud computing priorities , challenges to overcome, lessons learned & best practices, and vision for the future.

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 02:58pm EST

NIST creates cloud computing test bed

Federal News Radio was on hand for the latest NIST Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop where the agency announced it has created a cloud computing test bed named Koala. Dawn Leaf, NIST’s senior executive for Cloud Computing, told those in attendance the objective of the test bed is to “assess and characterize resource allocation algorithms [...]

Sunday - 11/07/2010, 05:22pm EST
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OMB, DHS working on new HSPD-12 guidance

The memo is part of a broader effort to improve authentication to computers and buildings across government using secure identity cards. The White House also is close to finalizing the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. President Obama could sign the strategy this winter.

Friday - 11/05/2010, 07:14am EDT
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NIST defining steps to cloud computing

Agencies are laying the foundation for the use of cloud computing in the government. Officials are marking their progress in smaller steps instead of big strides.

Friday - 11/05/2010, 07:06am EDT
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NIST finds five steps to a smarter grid

NIST says it's identified five "foundational" sets of standards for Smart Grid interoperability and cyber security that are ready for consideration by federal and state energy regulators. Details from NIST's George Arnold

Wednesday - 10/13/2010, 09:40am EDT
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NIST reorganizes for increased efficiency

Learn more about Director Pat Gallagher's efforts

Monday - 10/11/2010, 11:15am EDT
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