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Willie May, Director, National Institute of Standards and Technology

After a 40-year career with the agency, Willie May finds himself confirmed by the Senate as director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He'd been serving as acting director for nearly a year. May discussed his plans for the agency with Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Willie May , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Congress , Emily Kopp

Friday - 05/29/2015, 09:55am EDT
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Disaster Resilience for America - May 26, 2015

On this edition of "Disaster Relief for America", hosts Tim Karney and Tom Moran interview Dr. Therese McAllister, who leads the Community Resilience Group in the Materials and Structural Systems Research Division of the Engineering Laboratory (EL) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST).

Tags: All Hazards Emergency Network , Disaster Resilience for America , GDIT , General Dynamics Information Technology , Tim Karney , Tom Moran , Therese McAllister ,

Tuesday - 05/26/2015, 09:33am EDT

Cybersecurity, mission areas must integrate to stave off flood of attacks

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is bringing these concepts together in a new document to help improve cyber defense and resilience. Ron Ross, a fellow at NIST, said moving cybersecurity closer to the mission decision-makers will help solve a fundamental flaw in how agencies protect systems and data.

Tags: Technology , Cybersecurity , Ron Ross , Peter Gouldmann , State Department , NARA , Controlled unclassified information , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/14/2015, 04:42am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

One thing federal agency managers have learned over the past year, is that cybersecurity isn't just an IT problem. It impacts every part of an organization. That's why the National Institute of Standards and Technology is developing a new publication to help managers embed cybersecurity thinking throughout their organizations. Ron Ross is a fellow at NIST. He tells executive editor Jason Miller about how the agency is borrowing a page from an international standard.

Tags: Ron Ross , Cybersecurity , Jason Miller , Federal Drive

Thursday - 05/14/2015, 11:54am EDT
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Nate Lesser, Deputy Director, National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants the government and private industry to be on the same page when it comes to cybersecurity. The agency that issues hundreds of pages of cyber guidance for federal agencies also invited businesses from banks to restaurants to share best practices for public-facing web applications. Nate Lesser is the deputy director of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence at NIST, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain with what they discussed, and where things go from here.

Tags: Nate Lesser , Cybersecurity , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Friday - 04/17/2015, 09:13am EDT
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Terri McAllister, Research Structural Engineer, NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology recently awarded Colorado State University $20 million toward establishing the Community Resilience Center of Excellence. When it's up and running, the center will help local governments decide how to best prepare for, and recover from, extreme weather or other disasters. Terri McAllister, a research structural engineer at NIST, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the center.

Tags: Terri McAllister , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , Colorado State University

Friday - 03/06/2015, 09:46am EST
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Jeremy Grant, National Institute of Standards and Technology

After four years leading the government efforts come up with an alternative to the password, Jeremy Grant is leaving government. He's a Senior Executive Advisor for Identity Management at the National Insitute of Standards and Technology. In an email to his colleagues, he says he's unsure where he'll go next, but plans to leave NIST in April. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin in studio to reflect on progress in identity management and some of the success stories.

Tags: Jeremy Grant , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 02/24/2015, 09:59am EST
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NIST's ID management leader Jeremy Grant to leave government

Jeremy Grant has led the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC) program since 2011. His last day will be in April.

Tags: Technology , people , Jeremy Grant , identity management , National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace , Mike Garcia , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 12:12pm EST

CIO Council to approve one standard for mobile app vetting

The Defense Department's National Information Assurance Partnership's (NIAP) protection profile will be the governmentwide standard for agencies to use when ensuring the security of mobile apps. The Mobile Technology Tiger Team recommended the NIAP approach because of the collaboration and coordination across government and with industry.

Tags: Technology , Mobile computing , Derived credentials , Cybersecurity , Rob Palmer , DHS , Jeanne Peterson , National Information Assurance Partnership , Tom Karygiannis , Greg Youst , DoD , DISA , Mike McCarty , HSPD-12 , MobileGov , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/19/2015, 04:02am EST

Ron Ross, FISMA Implementation Project Leader, NIST

If recent events on the cybersecurity front have scared the heck out of you, well, good. There's a lot you can do. How about start by reading the latest version of the government's premier publications on how to assess whether your security and privacy controls are adequate for today's hacker-plagued world? Dr. Ron Ross, FISMA Implementation Project and Joint Task Force Leader at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what's in the newest revision of Special Publication 800-53-A.

Tags: Ron Ross , Tom Temin , Cybersecurity , joint task force , Federal Drive

Friday - 12/19/2014, 11:14am EST
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