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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 governmentâ"™s 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

NIST outlines criteria for Apple to enter gov market

NIST's Randall Easter outlines what Apple would have to do in order to make its products available for government jobs.

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 04:00pm EST
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Final Five named in Secure Hash competition

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is launching a new phase in a competition to secure government documents.

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 09:30am EST

Congress gives NIST a clear set of priorities

The America Competes Reauthorization Act authorizes the agency's programs and sets a path toward the future. President Obama signed the bill into law Tuesday. Several other science and technology agencies receive marching orders from lawmakers.

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 07:16am EST
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New law changes NIST marching orders

Patrick Gallagher, the director of NIST, told Federal News Radio's Jason Miller about how the provisions in the law will change the way NIST meets its mission.

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 03:22pm EST
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NIST to speed up hiring for critical positions

Changes to the The National Institute of Standards and Technology's hiring protocol will update its 13-year-old Alternative Personnel Management System. The new rules will let NIST have direct-hire authority to expedite hiring for critical functions.

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 02:26pm EST

NIST calls for new ways to manage IT security risks

National Institute of Standards and Technology guidelines are out. NIST's Rob Ross explains the new standards.

Friday - 12/17/2010, 02:38pm EST
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NIST unveils new approach to risk management

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has a new way of managing risks.

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 03:53pm EST

Cryptographers chosen for NIST contest

A competition to find a replacement for one of the gold-standard computer security algorithms used in almost all secure, online transactions just heated up.

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 09:30am EST

NIST, DHS partner on cybersecurity

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Homeland Security Department's Science and Technology directorate are teaming up with the private sector to improve the cybersecurity of financial services.

Friday - 12/10/2010, 08:30am EST

NIST, DHS team with finance sector for cybersecurity

NIST and DHS are partnering with the private sector on cybersecurity.

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 01:22pm EST

NIST, DHS to partner with financial industry on cybersecurity

The agencies sign a MOU to work more closely on research and development on new technologies to protect the financial services sector's critical infrastructure. This agreement follows a pilot DHS and DoD have been working on to share threat information.

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 01:13pm EST
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