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NIST seeks new advisory board members

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is accepting nominations to their nine advisory boards.

Tags: technology , federal advisory boards , Courtney Thompson , Commerce

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 01:38pm EDT

NIST cyber rules to apply to DoD contractors

The Defense Department has some new cyber rules for contractors to follow.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , DoD , federal registrar , Fierce Government IT , In Depth , DoD Report

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 05:02pm EDT

More time needed to finalize FedRAMP

GSA, DoD, DHS still need at least another month to finalize the FedRAMP requirements. Agencies and vendors are anxiously waiting the FedRAMP process to speed up the move to cloud computing and save money. The CIO Council also is developing the top 20 cloud security considerations to help agencies mitigate risks.

Tags: technology , Dawn Leaf , GSA , DHS , CDC , DoD , cybersecurity , cloud computing , FedRAMP , AFCEA , infrastructure-as-a-service , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 08:38pm EDT

Commerce recommends a new internet security plan

The Cybersecurity, Innovation and the Internet Economy report charges the Commerce Department with bringing together non-critical infrastructure businesses to improve the security of their computers and systems. This is the fourth cybersecurity strategy or proposal from the administration since April. Commerce will act as a convener to help create voluntary standards.

Tags: technology , Ari Schwartz , Commerce , Center for Democracy and Technology , Software and Information Industry Association , Greg Nojeim , Mark MacCarthy , cybersecurity , NSTIC , standards , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 07:46am EDT
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The 411 on cloud computing

Lee Badger is a computer scientist with the cloud computing program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He has tips on cloud computing for your agency

Tags: In Depth , technology , could computing , Lee Badger ,

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 06:51pm EDT
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Exclusive: Schmidt says cyber progress being made quietly behind the scenes

The White House cybersecurity advisor said many of his office's initiatives are in the operational stages and are making a difference. But some in industry and government say there is a vacuum in leadership from his office and OMB. Howard Schmidt says it's clear what role his office, OMB and DHS play.

Tags: technology , management , Howard Schmidt , Vivek Kundra , White House , OMB , DHS , cybersecurity , TIC , DNS Security , FISMA , IT reforms , Jason Miller , Cybersecurity Update

Friday - 04/22/2011, 07:36am EDT
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NIST to play big role to secure online identities

White House strategy gives the Commerce Department bureau the ability to bring industry, privacy, security and other experts together to develop policies and standards. The administration made it clear the private sector will lead the effort and the government is only creating a marketplace for these services.

Tags: technology , Howard Schmidt , Gene Sperling , Jane Holl Lute , White House , DHS , identity management , PKI , cybersecurity , privacy , Jason Miller , John Buckner

Monday - 04/18/2011, 07:08am EDT
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NIST unveils cyber identity strategy

The idea is simple: Create a secure online portal to make online transactions more trustworthy.

Tags: Jeremy Grant , technology , Cybersecurity Update , Trusted Identities Program , In Depth

Friday - 04/15/2011, 05:01pm EDT
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USAID works around FISMA to use iPads

"We are not DHS. We are not DoD," says Jerry Horton, chief information officer at USAID.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Federal Drive , FISMA , cybersecurity , State , USAID , Jerry Horton , iPad

Thursday - 04/14/2011, 10:30am EDT

Kundra: Agencies on path for transition to cloud

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra says agencies are on track to move to the cloud and framed his ideas for where he wants government to go in the future.

Tags: Vivek Kundra , cloud computing , technology , Cloud Computing and Forum Workshop , GSA , USDA , OMB , John Buckner

Monday - 04/11/2011, 06:25pm EDT
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