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NIST, GSA setting up cloud validation process

The goal is for independent third party companies to affirm commercial cloud providers meet the FedRAMP cybersecurity requirements. The agencies will model its approach after the one used to accredit vendors to provide products and services under HSPD-12. FedRAMP will not be ready until the fall.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , Ron Ross , Dave McClure , GSA , FOSE , cybersecurity , FedRAMP , security controls , privacy , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 06:55am EDT

NIST to end mercury thermometer era

NIST's Gregory Strouse explains why the agency wants to end the use of mercury.

Tags: Gregory Strouse , mercury , thermometers , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 02/11/2011, 03:00pm EST

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.

Tags: cloud computing , OMB , Tim Grance , Lee Badger , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 01:28pm EST

$45M for cyber contests vanish

Senate Panel Tells NSF to Train More Cyber-Security Personnel

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , America Competes Reauthorization Act , National Ecological Observatory Network , NSF

Friday - 07/23/2010, 08:30am EDT

Cool Jobs: Fed holds weight of world on shoulders

Federal News Radio continues to highlight unorthodox ways that some feds spend their days with a visit to the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cool Jobs in Government , Max Cacas

Thursday - 07/15/2010, 08:08am EDT

Sammies Tracker: Quantum cryptography gets real

Quantum cryptography was first demonstrated in the laboratory in the 1980s and had largely been viewed as an experimental field due to a variety of practical difficulties. NIST's Joshua Bienfang made the dream come true.

Tags: Federal Drive , SAMMIES Tracker , quantum cryptography , Joshua Bienfang

Monday - 06/14/2010, 10:40am EDT

NIST offers Continuous Monitoring FAQ

Rent-a-botnet attack for $9 an hour, Macs under attack by spyware

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity Workforce , botnet , VeriSign , Apple

Wednesday - 06/02/2010, 09:23am EDT

NIST helps small business at big dataloss risks

NIST has published a guide to help small businesses and organizations understand how to provide basic security for their information, systems and networks.

Tags: tech , data loss , small business , Richard Kissel

Thursday - 10/29/2009, 10:28am EDT
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