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NIST replaces translators with smart phones

NIST scientists are currently testing smart phone-based technology to translate information between English and key languages that are short on human translators.

Tuesday - 07/27/2010, 07:05am EDT

$45M for cyber contests vanish

Senate Panel Tells NSF to Train More Cyber-Security Personnel

Friday - 07/23/2010, 08:30am EDT

NIST recommends new approach to cybersecurity

Ron Ross of the National Institute of Standards and Technology tells Federal News Radio's Jason Miller that NIST and other agencies are working together to develop more comprehensive risk management plans. NIST and OMB are set to release documents in the coming months.

Thursday - 07/22/2010, 04:57pm EDT
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NIST recommends new approach to cybersecurity

Ron Ross of the National Institute of Standards and Technology tells Federal News Radio's Jason Miller that NIST and other agencies are working together to develop more comprehensive risk management plans. NIST and OMB are set to release documents in the coming months.

Thursday - 07/22/2010, 03:39pm EDT

Cool Jobs: NIST scientists deal with weighty issues daily

Most of us take for granted that medicines are usually dispensed in pills or capsules by the milligram and that a sack of flour or sugar is usually dispensed by the pound. But who determines officially just what a milligram or a pound actually is? As part of our "Cool Jobs in Government" series, Federal News Radio's Max Cacas takes us to the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Friday - 07/16/2010, 11:40am EDT
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Cool Jobs: Fed holds weight of world on shoulders

Federal News Radio continues to highlight unorthodox ways that some feds spend their days with a visit to the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Thursday - 07/15/2010, 08:08am EDT
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A NICE approach to furthering the nation's cyber security

This week Federal Security Spotlight checks in with Ernest McDuffie, the leader for the National Initiative on Cyber Security Education.
July 14, 2010

Wednesday - 07/14/2010, 04:16pm EDT
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Watch out for fake Adobe Flash updates

Learn more in today's cybersecurity update.

Tuesday - 07/13/2010, 04:52pm EDT

Advice about continuous network monitoring from MOC

This week, the show features two speakers from the Management of Change conference, which took place in Philadelphia earlier this year.
Encore Presentation

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 11:00am EDT
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Cybersecurity awareness gets a NICE start

Cybersecurity training is expanding beyond agencies and into high schools, libraries and other workplaces. It's called the National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education. We learn more about it from NIST's Dr. Ernest McDuffie.

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 02:05pm EDT
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Cybersecurity gets nice NICE baby!

Also in the cybersecurity headlines: Navy CIO Carey moving to Fleet Cyber Command, Study Reveals DHS Does Not Dominate the Homeland Security Market

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 09:30am EDT
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Fed invents most accurate clock in the world

If you are a sticker for time then your in luck.

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 04:55pm EDT

Feds lead Smart Grid development effort

The Senate is now considering a bill, approved last week by the House, designed to help the nation's electrical grid evolve into an enhanced Smart Grid which would help protect itself from cyber-attacks. In addition, however, the Smart Grid is also expected to help the nation do a better job of managing our electrical resources. A group of federal employees recently talked about their role in developing the Smart Grid.

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 07:15am EDT
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Sammies Tracker: Quantum cryptography gets real

Quantum cryptography was first demonstrated in the laboratory in the 1980s and had largely been viewed as an experimental field due to a variety of practical difficulties. NIST's Joshua Bienfang made the dream come true.

Monday - 06/14/2010, 10:40am EDT
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NIST offers Continuous Monitoring FAQ

Rent-a-botnet attack for $9 an hour, Macs under attack by spyware

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 09:23am EDT

CIO Council report on cloud sets future vision

The document highlights work being done by NIST, standards working group and budget guidance to agencies. NIST to come out with several special publications to help agencies implement cloud computing. The CIO Council also includes use cases on 30 different cloud implementations.

Wednesday - 05/26/2010, 03:59pm EDT

FISMA's facelift focuses on four areas, for now

DHS is leading the effort to rework cybersecurity metrics around patch, configuration, vulnerability and inventory management. Justice plans to host an industry day in June to tell vendors how cyberscope works. NIST will issue new cyber publications and GSA plans on new RFP for situational awareness and incident response tools.

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 06:43pm EDT
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NIST to coordinate interagency cyber effort

Computer breaches starting to level off, GISLA awards open for nominations

Friday - 04/30/2010, 08:30am EDT

Rockefeller stumps for cybersecurity

The Senate is now considering one of several cybersecurity bills now making their way through the U.S. Congress. The principal co-author of one bill spoke to a software industry group holding a cybersecurity forum at the Newseum yesterday.

Friday - 04/30/2010, 07:56am EDT
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NIST restructuring bill passes committee

Major malware campaign abuses unfixed PDF flaw

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 08:30am EDT
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