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NIST program helps US manufacturers improve efficiencies

The Manufacturing Extension Partnership has a goal of making U.S. manufacturers more competitive.

Monday - 04/30/2012, 12:27pm EDT
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NIST altering view of technology to focus on customers

CIO Del Brockett said he's taking a two-pronged approach to provide better service to employees and the public. He said innovation through pilots with the labs show the value of emerging technologies.
April 26, 2012

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 09:43pm EDT
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White House team tackles identity management in the cloud

A working group is developing common requirements for a federated cloud identity management shared service. NIH already showed how this could be done with its iTrust tools. The tiger team is expected to issue the common standards in the next few months.

Thursday - 04/26/2012, 06:05am EDT
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NIST proposes changes to digital signature standards

Digital signatures are mathematical algorithms that ensure authenticity of digital documents. They are specified in Federal Information Processing Standard, or FIPS 186 — 3. The standard first came out in 1994.

Wednesday - 04/18/2012, 09:02am EDT

FedRAMP almost ready to approve first outside security accreditors

GSA, NIST to name the first batch of outside organizations who will test and validate commercial cloud products against baseline security standards in the FedRAMP cloud security program in May. The Joint Authorization Board also will release guidance to industry on how to implement the security requirements in the coming months. FedRAMP still is months from approving its first set of vendors.

Monday - 04/16/2012, 05:34am EDT
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Commerce proposes changes to digital signatures

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has asked for comments about its proposed revisions to the Digital Signatures Standard.

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 06:46pm EDT

NIST offers free workshop on conformity assessment

Conformity assessment is "determining if people, products and services meet requirements," said Gordon Gillerman, the director of standards services for the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 08:23am EDT
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FCC, NIST leading fight against 'zombie armies'

A new Internet Botnet Group will bring together federal and industry experts to try to stem the tide against botnet attacks. Experts estimate one in 10 computers are controlled by bad actors using malicious software to attack organizations. FCC working groups released three reports with recommendations for improve cybersecurity.

Friday - 03/23/2012, 05:15am EDT

NIST updates Smart Grid security framework

Marianne Swanson, a senior adviser for information security at NIST, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss NIST's final framework for Smart Grid security.

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 06:35pm EST
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NIST rewrites FISMA standards as cyber threats evolve

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a major revision to the Federal Information Security Management Act, which governs agency information security policies. Ron Ross, a NIST fellow and the agency's FISMA implementation project leader, joined In Depth with Francis Ross to discuss the FISMA additions.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 06:18pm EST
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NIST releases revised cybersecurity requirements

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released the first draft of special publication 800-53 revision 4 yesterday.

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 07:30am EST

NIST helps eliminate human error in fingerprint analysis

Melissa Taylor, who works in the Law Enforcement Standards Office at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, worked with the Justice Department on recommendations for reducing human error in fingerprint analysis.

Friday - 02/24/2012, 11:33am EST
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NIST launches Cybersecurity Center

NIST's 2012 appropriations provided $10 million to establish the center near NIST's Gaithersburg, Md., campus.

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 07:29am EST

Government needs more risk management across cyber supply chain, report says

The University of Maryland has published a report, in collaboration with NIST, on how the government and industry are addressing the cyber supply chain challenge.

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 10:33am EST
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NIST revises computer security incident guide

New draft guidance is giving agencies some help in responding to the ever-changing landscape of cyber threats.

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 08:54am EST

NIST offering grants to get rid of passwords

The password isn't dead yet, but "we think it needs to be shot," said Jeremy Grant, NIST's senior advisor for identity management, in an interview with The Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

Monday - 02/06/2012, 09:29am EST
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NIST taking on big data problem

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is sponsoring an upcoming conference to bring together industry and agencies to figure out ways to improve how they use unstructured data.

Friday - 02/03/2012, 02:37pm EST
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NIST to fund pilots to improve online transactions

The agency will fund five-to-eight projects between $1.25 million and $2 million for up to two years. The pilot programs will cover NSTIC's four principles to make identity management secure, interoperable, privacy-enhancing and cost effective.

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 04:06pm EST

Agencies responsible for security in public cloud, NIST says

New guidance puts the onus on your agency to secure its presence in the public cloud.

Thursday - 01/26/2012, 07:49am EST

NIST cloud guidance puts emphasis on user security

New guidance on public cloud computing puts the emphasis on the consumer in protecting privacy and security.

Wednesday - 01/25/2012, 07:34pm EST
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