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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

NIST releases second draft of Smart Grid cyber framework

The NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards 2.0 builds upon the first cyber outline the agency released.

Friday - 10/28/2011, 12:03pm EDT

NIST's Furlani to retire in early 2012

Charles Romine has been selected to replace Furlani as the head of the NIST IT lab.

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 01:53pm EDT

ELC: News and Notes

OPM developing competency models for performance improvement officers and chief operating officers as part of its requirements under the GPRA Modernization Act. DHS moves to agile development to fix the HSIN program. NIST to update HSPD-12 card requirements to meet mobile needs.

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 05:57am EDT

NIST offers guidance on wireless security

Karen Scarfone, one of the authors of the Wireless LAN publication, shares highlights from the guidance.

Monday - 10/03/2011, 07:04pm EDT
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NIST publishes wireless cybersecurity best practices

NIST has four new publications on improving cybersecurity.

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 06:02pm EDT

Panel: Cloud computing 'new way of doing business'

Fred Whiteside, project manager for the cloud computing program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Wolf Tombe, chief technology officer, Customs and Border Protection joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris for a panel discussion on cloud computing in government.

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 01:02pm EDT
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DHS, NIST partner on 'botnet playbook'

The Homeland Security Department and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are teaming up to create a "botnet playbook," which will act as an industry "code of conduct" for dealing with the cyber threat.

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 12:26pm EDT

NIST releases latest cyber guide for agency networks

The Commerce Department has issued the latest word on how to spot cybersecurity weaknesses in federal computer systems: It's called the "Guide for Conducting Risk Assessments," and it's been published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 11:30am EDT

Wednesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 14

On today's Federal Drive: Intelligence Community leaders indicate they will continue to focus on the workforce even as it faces looming budget cuts and the House passes an FAA reauthorization to stave off a shutdown at the transportation agency.

Wednesday - 09/14/2011, 08:43am EDT

Tuesday morning federal headlines - Sept. 13

On today's Federal Drive: some agencies have netted extra cash from governmentwide acquisition contracts and furloughed FAA workers won't receive back pay under the latest House FAA funding reauthorization.

Tuesday - 09/13/2011, 08:08am EDT

NIST begins outreach for new public safety network

In a request for comments issued today, the agency wants industry to answer 10 questions across four broadly themed areas.

Monday - 09/12/2011, 03:42pm EDT
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NIST: Simplicity can be great cybersecurity defense

The National Institute of Standards and Technology senior fellow Ron Ross said keeping things simple lets agencies protect their systems against cyber threats without spending a lot of money. NIST is publishing guides to help agencies make cost-conscious cybersecurity decisions.

Friday - 08/26/2011, 02:43pm EDT
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NIST's cyber education plan open for comments

Ernest McDuffie, who oversees NIST's National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education program, joined the Federal Drive to discuss the initiative and the next steps for the program.

Friday - 08/19/2011, 09:26am EDT
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NIST unveils cybersecurity education plan

The National Institute of Standards and Technology unveiled a plan for cybersecurity education. The agency will take public comments on the draft plan through Sept. 12.

Monday - 08/15/2011, 06:51am EDT

Maryland senators boost small biz cyber role

Witnesses at a Senate field hearing in Laurel, Md. said the government's tight budget is tough on the small businesses that are bidding for cybersecurity contracts. Federal agency representatives, on the other hand, say they're reaching out to small businesses.

Monday - 07/25/2011, 08:07pm EDT

iPhones, iPads on the way, VA confirms

The Department of Veterans Affairs confirmed Monday that the previously discussed "popular devices" it will soon allow on its network are iPhones and iPads. Allowing the devices to connect will meet a growing demand by VA employees, but will mean accepting some level of security risk, VA's CIO said.

Monday - 07/25/2011, 07:43pm EDT
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NIST, GSA setting up cloud validation process

The goal is for independent third party companies to affirm commercial cloud providers meet the FedRAMP cybersecurity requirements. The agencies will model its approach after the one used to accredit vendors to provide products and services under HSPD-12. FedRAMP will not be ready until the fall.

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 06:55am EDT
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How DoD contractors can comply with NIST rules

Mark Amtower, host of Amtower Off Center here on Federal News Radio and a government contracting consultant, offers his analysis of how the proposed rule change will affect DoD contractors.

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 05:08pm EDT
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NIST seeks new advisory board members

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is accepting nominations to their nine advisory boards.

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 01:38pm EDT
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