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NIST to revist FIPS after USB flaws found

NIST investigates secure USB flaws, Maryland touted as cybersecurity hub

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , USB , FIPS , Maryland

Tuesday - 01/12/2010, 09:07am EST

NIST thinks the eyes have it in biometrics

A new NIST report demonstrates that iris recognition algorithms can maintain their accuracy and interoperability with compact images, affirming their potential for large-scale identity management applications such as the federal Personal Identity Verification program, cyber security and counterterrorism.

Tags: cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , biometrics , Patrick Grother

Friday - 12/04/2009, 09:30am EST

Interagency working group developing cybersecurity workforce models

OPM is giving agencies until Jan. 15 to report on their cybersecurity workforce hiring needs.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , OPM , workforce , FISMA

Tuesday - 11/24/2009, 08:18am EST

NIST updates cybersecurity guidance

A newly release updates recommendations for how to certify and accredit computer systems as secure.

Tags: cybersecurity , tech , security , Cybersecurity Update , McAfee , GAO , CERT

Thursday - 11/19/2009, 09:02am EST

Wooing federal funds a Maryland goal

The state of Maryland has announced plans to be "front and center" among states when it comes to creating federal cybersecurity jobs.

Tags: management , cybersecurity , Martin O'Malley , NSA , Maryland , Christian Johansson

Thursday - 01/21/2010, 10:40am EST

NIST makes big strides working with small business

More than 500 local business leaders came out to the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) headquarters, on March 2, to gain valuable insights on how to successfully do business with NIST and the federal government. The first-ever NIST Industry Day, sponsored by the Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce and its GovConNet program - the Chamber's government contracting network - gave participants a chance to meet face-to-face with key NIST procurement officials and to get an up-close glimpse into the agency's operations.

Tags: contracting , best practices , small business , B2G , Michael Bowlds , Barbara Ashe

Thursday - 03/18/2010, 09:38am EDT

Congress addresses agency cybersecurity

The House has passed the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act by an overwhelming majority. The Act is meant to secure federal computer networks from espionage and the nation's critical infrastructure from interruption.

Tags: Congressional Spotlight , Michael McCaul , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Enhancement Act ,

Tuesday - 02/16/2010, 10:55am EST

New NIST Director Patrick Gallagher putting no restrictions on reorganization ideas

New National Institute of Standards and Technology Director Patrick Gallagher wants his top managers to take another look at NIST's organizational structure.

Tags: management , technology , Patrick Gallagher , National Institute of Standards and Technology , best practices

Monday - 11/30/2009, 07:48pm EST
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