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House bill calls for cyber workforce report

Lawmakers expected to vote on Cybersecurity Enhancement Act that would give NIST more authority. Bill also focuses on research and development around cybersecurity.

Tags: technology , Daniel Lipinski , NSFWhite House , Office of Science and Technology Policy , cybersecurity , FDCC , workforce

Wednesday - 02/03/2010, 06:49pm EST

State Dept. ready to expand use of biometrics

The State Department in late January began testing the use of digital certificates on Microsoft Word and Excel documents, using the Group Policy Object function to digitally lock down Microsoft Office so employees does not use any macros that are not approved by State.

Tags: DoD , State , GSA , technology , HSPD-12 , biometrics , Microsoft , PKI , Jarrod Frahm , IDGA , Secure ID card

Wednesday - 02/11/2009, 07:38pm EST

Federal R&D efforts could get boost

NSF, NIST and Energy continue to receive increases on way to doubling budget by 2017. Overall, R&D across government increases only slightly. OSTP will create a dashboard to measure effectiveness of federal R&D efforts.

Tags: technology , John Holdren , Aneesh Chopra , White House , OSTP , NASA , NSF , Energy , USDA , education , Smithsonian , Research and development , R&D dashboard , budget , FY 2011 budget

Tuesday - 02/02/2010, 06:40am EST

CyberMaryland seeks federal jobs from cybersecurity push

With federal agencies like the National Institute of Standards and Technology, the National Security Agency, and soon, the Defense Information Systems Agency, within its borders, the state of Maryland believes that it is perfectly suited to help lead the national push towards cybersecurity. A report entitled "CyberMaryland", released at NIST yesterday, is a roadmap toward leveraging Maryland's high concentration of Federal facilities into new, high-tech jobs for its citizens.

Tags: management , cybersecurity , Martin O'Malley , Dutch Ruppersberger , NSA , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 01/12/2010, 07:18am EST

NIST offers guidance on wireless security

Karen Scarfone, one of the authors of the Wireless LAN publication, shares highlights from the guidance.

Tags: Karen Scarfone , technology , cybersecurity , In Depth

Monday - 10/03/2011, 07:04pm EDT

NIST publishes wireless cybersecurity best practices

NIST has four new publications on improving cybersecurity.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , In Depth

Thursday - 09/29/2011, 06:02pm EDT

Panel: Cloud computing 'new way of doing business'

Fred Whiteside, project manager for the cloud computing program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Wolf Tombe, chief technology officer, Customs and Border Protection joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris for a panel discussion on cloud computing in government.

Tags: cloud computing , 25-point IT reform plan , Federal Drive , IT , CBP , Fred Whiteside , Wolf Tombe

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 01:02pm EDT

DHS, NIST partner on 'botnet playbook'

The Homeland Security Department and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are teaming up to create a "botnet playbook," which will act as an industry "code of conduct" for dealing with the cyber threat.

Tags: DHS , Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 12:26pm EDT

NIST releases latest cyber guide for agency networks

The Commerce Department has issued the latest word on how to spot cybersecurity weaknesses in federal computer systems: It's called the "Guide for Conducting Risk Assessments," and it's been published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Tags: Commerce , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update

Wednesday - 09/21/2011, 11:30am EDT

NIST plans future communications network for emergency responders

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is laying the foundation for what could eventually become a nationwide, interoperable network of emergency communications for the nation's first responders. The 4G network would replace a hodgepodge of proprietary, local radio systems that can't communicate with each other, and don't have good data capabilities. NIST is asking for public comments on what the baseline features of the system should be, as they try to determine what capabilities are already available from commercial industry and which ones will have to be created through R&D efforts.

Tags: technology , Meeting Mission Goals Through Technology

Monday - 09/19/2011, 06:02pm EDT
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