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NIST unveils cyber identity strategy

The idea is simple: Create a secure online portal to make online transactions more trustworthy.

Friday - 04/15/2011, 05:01pm EDT
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USAID works around FISMA to use iPads

"We are not DHS. We are not DoD," says Jerry Horton, chief information officer at USAID.

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 10:30am EDT

Cloud-first policy, cloud security top of mind for feds

Federal News Radio covered two big stories this week on cloud computing. Check them out! Cloud computing e-discovery risks a concern Federal lawyers and record managers are watching closely how the General Services Administration, the Agriculture Department and others move their email and collaboration services to private sector cloud computing providers. Federal News Radio’s Jason [...]

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 05:19pm EDT

Kundra: Agencies on path for transition to cloud

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra says agencies are on track to move to the cloud and framed his ideas for where he wants government to go in the future.

Monday - 04/11/2011, 06:25pm EDT
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NIST's Dodson coordinates interagency tech collaboration

In her position as the Deputy Chief Cybersecurity Advisor at National Institute of Standards and Technology -- part of Donna Dodson's job is to coordinate NIST priorities.

Tuesday - 03/29/2011, 04:53pm EDT
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NIST, HHS to test vendor technology

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Health and Human Services are hosting a workshop next month for labs that want to test the technology.

Monday - 03/28/2011, 04:21pm EDT
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Top 100 feds in IT: Donna Dodson

Making the exclusive cut is cybersecurity rock star - Donna Dodson. She leads the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Computer Security Division and is the Deputy Chief Cybersecurity Advisor.

Thursday - 03/24/2011, 04:48pm EDT

Tech standards to change for accessing buildings, computers

Hildy Ferraiolo, a NIST computer scientist, explains how the standard is changing to access federal buildings and computer systems.

Monday - 03/21/2011, 03:07pm EDT
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Agencies still struggling to encrypt mobile devices

Despite a 2006 mandate to secure mobile devices and implement two-factor authentication, only just over half of federal agencies have managed to do so. OMB submits its annual FISMA report to Congress detailing the steps the government has taken to improve cybersecurity, including spending $12 billion on cybersecurity last year.

Monday - 03/21/2011, 07:27am EDT
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Cloud computing progress to be discussed at NIST forum

Government and industry leaders are coming together to discuss progress the government has made to advance open standards in interoperability, portability and security in cloud computing. The National Institute of Standards and Technology will hold its Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop III April 7-8 at the agency‚"ôs headquarters in Gaithersburg, Md. Working groups formed at [...]

Sunday - 03/20/2011, 05:59pm EDT

NIST raises cybersecurity to a holistic level

NIST has updated its Cybersecurity Recommendations for Government. Learn how your agency will be able to better manage information security risks from project leader for FISMA implementation, Ron Ross.

Tuesday - 03/08/2011, 10:30am EST
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NIST wants input on information security

For the first time, NIST is seeking feedback on security controls for information systems in federal governnent.

Monday - 03/07/2011, 03:37pm EST

NIST releases 'Managing Information Security Risk'

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released the final version of its guidelines for information risk management.

Friday - 03/04/2011, 09:30am EST

Agencies figuring out how to take network vitals

OMB mandated departments implement continuous monitoring of their cyber networks by 2012. Part of meeting that goal is understanding what hardware and software currently reside on the computing backbone.

Friday - 02/25/2011, 07:58am EST
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This week in the cloud

NIST cloud guidelines address security, privacy concerns We told you last week about the two draft cloud documents NIST published. This week, Federal News Radio spoke with NIST computer scientists Lee Badger and Tim Grance about those docs. Federal News Radio host Chris Dorobek also discussed how agencies can take advantage of the costs and [...]

Sunday - 02/13/2011, 05:38pm EST

NIST to end mercury thermometer era

NIST's Gregory Strouse explains why the agency wants to end the use of mercury.

Friday - 02/11/2011, 03:00pm EST
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NIST cloud guidelines address security, privacy concerns

NIST's Lee Badger and Tim Grance explain how the public can comment on two draft documents offering guidelines for public cloud use.

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 01:28pm EST
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NIST seeks public collaboration for cloud guidelines

The public has until Feb. 28 to comment on two draft documents on cloud computing for the government.

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 12:34pm EST

Grant to head trusted identities program at NIST

Jeremy Grant shares his top priorities as the incoming

Thursday - 02/03/2011, 02:46pm EST
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NIST releases cloud computing standards

Two draft documents released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology define and set guidelines for government cloud computing.

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 03:53pm EST
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