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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

NIST publishes draft cloud computing standards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology published two draft documents on cloud computing today. The first offers NIST’s definition of cloud computing and the second offers guidelines on security and privacy in cloud computing. Both documents are open for public comment through February 28, 2011. NIST also announced the launch of a new Cloud [...]

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 02:47pm EST

How to meet IPv6 standards

NIST's Sheila Frankel explains how agencies can be IPv6-compatible.

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 02:02pm EST
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The IPv6 countdown clock quickens

As the day draws nearer for the world to run out of the unique addresses that allow us to use the Internet, NIST has some help for managers on how to make the shift securely. We get details from NIST's Sheila Frankel.

Monday - 01/31/2011, 09:31am EST
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OSTP's role expanding under new law

The White House agency will help coordinate the process around prize competitions, science and technology education efforts and online access to government data. The America Competes law details several news policy directives for OSTP and other federal scientific agencies.

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 01:53pm EST
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What is the government’s role in cloud computing?

The Commerce Department and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are trying to figure out what the federal government‚"ôs role in cloud computing should be. The agencies are hosting a panel discussion Tuesday with industry leaders and experts from academia to discuss this as well as other national needs. A media advisory from the [...]

Sunday - 01/23/2011, 05:47pm EST

Trusted identities could replace passwords

NIST's Ari Schwartz explains the concept of trusted identities.

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 03:13pm EST
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Partnerships forming for health care reform

As the Nation implements recently enacted health reform legislation, our regional businesses are uniquely qualified to assist the federal government to transform Health IT. Maryland is home to HHS, NIH, FDA, NIST, SSA, and the new Cyber Security Command Center and all of these agencies work with businesses to innovate health information technology. Montgomery County's Barbara Ashe tells us about a way to bring the sectors together.

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 10:30am EST
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GAO: Cyber challenges exist for Smart Grid

Increased use of a smart grid has benefits. The GAO finds being more cyber secure isn't one of them.

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 11:30am EST
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