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New draft guidance is giving agencies some help in responding to the ever-changing landscape of cyber threats.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

Obama to push spectrum development for first responders

The White House will push Congress to "finish the job" on spectrum policy, Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra said. First responders still are using analog communications to talk to each other during emergencies.

Tuesday - 01/24/2012, 05:09am EST
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2012 R&D budget winners and losers

An analysis by the American Association for the Advancement of Science found the 2012 budget for research and development will make investments into energy and environment research and cut R&D at the Defense Department and NASA.

Tuesday - 01/10/2012, 09:33am EST

NIST seeks public input on BIOS security guidelines

NIST says it wants to head off a threat that could lead to more sophisticated attacks on organizations.

Monday - 01/09/2012, 08:26am EST

New head of NIST's IT lab says cloud, mobile to drive vision

Chuck Romine took over at the Information Technology Laboratory at NIST about a month ago.

Friday - 12/23/2011, 04:07pm EST
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NIST's new standard to bring HSPD-12 to smartphones

The goal of the revised FIPS-201-2 will detail at a high level how agencies can integrate secure smart cards with mobile devices. NIST is considering five options for making HSPD-12 cards work with tablets and smart phones.

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 05:04am EST
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NIST to expand cloud computing circle

With the release of the draft of version 1 of the cloud technology roadmap, the agency wants to cast a wider net of cloud expertise. The draft roadmap could be used now by program managers and CIOs in order to meet OMB's goal of moving three services to the cloud by 2013.

Wednesday - 11/23/2011, 05:03am EST
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Cybersecurity jobs more varied, numerous than most think

Ernest McDuffie, who oversees the National Initiative for Cybersecurity , joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to provide an update on how the program is working.

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 11:54am EST
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NIST partners with Education Dept. on cyber education

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has inked a deal with the Education Department and the National Cybersecurity Education Council to better promote formal cybersecurity education.

Thursday - 11/10/2011, 09:06am EST

NIST releases new Smart Grid roadmap

George Arnold of the National Institute of Standards and Technology talks about establishing a more efficient electric power system.

Friday - 11/04/2011, 11:17am EDT
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Agencies using cloud to de-clutter IT systems

The Homeland Security Department and NASA moving to the cloud to support mission needs and reduce the cost and effort to support back-office systems. Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel said he is focusing on four areas of cloud: agencies, procurement, international and cybersecurity.

Thursday - 11/03/2011, 05:23am EDT
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Telemedicine offers benefits, risks

While telemedicine may sound like science fiction, it is already a reality, Scholl said. And NIST is working on standards to make the overlaying technology work.

Wednesday - 11/02/2011, 10:11am EDT
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NIST's new roadmap expands cloud conversation

The agency issued draft of version 1 of the technology roadmap seeking to create cloud computing standards. The document details 10 cloud requirements that agencies need help on to adopt the emerging technology.

Tuesday - 11/01/2011, 03:03pm EDT
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