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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

Structural Health Check Up

Tags: mngt , infrastructure ,

Monday - 01/26/2009, 10:37am EST

Cool Jobs: NIST scientists deal with weighty issues daily

Most of us take for granted that medicines are usually dispensed in pills or capsules by the milligram and that a sack of flour or sugar is usually dispensed by the pound. But who determines officially just what a milligram or a pound actually is? As part of our "Cool Jobs in Government" series, Federal News Radio's Max Cacas takes us to the National Institute of Standards and Technology in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

Tags: Cool Jobs in Government , Patrick Abbott , Richard Steiner , kilogram mass standard , Max Cacas , Rachel Stevens , Margaret Beasley

Friday - 07/16/2010, 11:40am EDT

Aware of Awareness

Louis Numkin
Gretchen Morris
February 23rd, 2009

Tags: contract , FISSEA , computer security , security certification , Louis Numkin , Gretchen Morris

Monday - 02/23/2009, 02:10pm EST

This week in cloud computing

Kundra: Agencies on path for transition to cloud Agencies are on track with their cloud computing strategies. Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra told those in attendance at the NIST Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop that all agencies have identified the three systems they will move to the cloud as part of the administration’s cloud-first [...]

Tags: Cloud computing , cloud-first policy , Dave McClure , GSA , Vivek Kundra

Sunday - 04/17/2011, 03:48pm EDT
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