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The IPv6 countdown clock quickens

As the day draws nearer for the world to run out of the unique addresses that allow us to use the Internet, NIST has some help for managers on how to make the shift securely. We get details from NIST's Sheila Frankel.

Tags: Federal Drive , IPv4 , IPv6 , technology , contracting , security , management

Monday - 01/31/2011, 09:31am EST
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OSTP's role expanding under new law

The White House agency will help coordinate the process around prize competitions, science and technology education efforts and online access to government data. The America Competes law details several news policy directives for OSTP and other federal scientific agencies.

Tags: technology , management , Tom Kalil , Barack Obama , Office of Science and Technology Policy , White House , NSF , NIH , America Competes Act , State of the Union , competitions , transparency , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 01:53pm EST
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What is the government’s role in cloud computing?

The Commerce Department and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are trying to figure out what the federal government’s role in cloud computing should be. The agencies are hosting a panel discussion Tuesday with industry leaders and experts from academia to discuss this as well as other national needs. A media advisory from the [...]

Tags: cloud computing , Commerce , industry , national standards , cloud computing , Commerce , industry , national standards ,

Sunday - 01/23/2011, 05:47pm EST

Trusted identities could replace passwords

NIST's Ari Schwartz explains the concept of trusted identities.

Tags: Ari Schwartz , trusted identities , cybersecuirty , technology , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 01/19/2011, 03:13pm EST
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Partnerships forming for health care reform

As the Nation implements recently enacted health reform legislation, our regional businesses are uniquely qualified to assist the federal government to transform Health IT. Maryland is home to HHS, NIH, FDA, NIST, SSA, and the new Cyber Security Command Center and all of these agencies work with businesses to innovate health information technology. Montgomery County's Barbara Ashe tells us about a way to bring the sectors together.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , contracting , Montgomery County Chamber of Commerce , Montgomery County Chamber Community Foundation , Barbara Ashe , HHS , NIH , FDA , SSA , Cyber Security Command Center , health care reform

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 10:30am EST
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GAO: Cyber challenges exist for Smart Grid

Increased use of a smart grid has benefits. The GAO finds being more cyber secure isn't one of them.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , GAO , Smart Grid

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 11:30am EST

NIST outlines criteria for Apple to enter gov market

NIST's Randall Easter outlines what Apple would have to do in order to make its products available for government jobs.

Tags: Apple , iPad , contracting , Randall Easter , cryptographic module validation program , technology , Dorobek Insider

Wednesday - 01/12/2011, 04:00pm EST
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Final Five named in Secure Hash competition

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is launching a new phase in a competition to secure government documents.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Secure Hash Algorithm , SHA-3

Tuesday - 01/11/2011, 09:30am EST

Congress gives NIST a clear set of priorities

The America Competes Reauthorization Act authorizes the agency's programs and sets a path toward the future. President Obama signed the bill into law Tuesday. Several other science and technology agencies receive marching orders from lawmakers.

Tags: technology , management , Patrick Gallagher , John Holdren , OSTP , Energy , NSF , America Competes Act , challenges , cybersecurity , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 07:16am EST
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