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Baldrige Award aims to prove quality matters

The Baldrige Award was envisioned as a standard of excellence that would help U.S. organizations achieve world-class quality.

Tags: mngt , Harry Hertz , 2009 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award

Monday - 11/09/2009, 09:30am EST

What slows the vaccine: the chicken or the egg?

While vaccine supplies have fallen short of what the government promised, that information came from the companies making the inoculations.

Tags: Bob Graham , H1N1 vaccine , Prevention of Weapons of Mass Destruction Prolifer ,

Monday - 11/02/2009, 09:05am EST

Agency cybersecurity reporting to get makeover

OMB has launched new tool to automate FISMA reporting. This data will help populate a new cybersecurity dashboard, federal CIO Vivek Kundra says. OMB also wants to collect more specific data around how much and where agencies are spending money on IT security.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , security , Vivek Kundra , John Streufert , Tom Carper , OMB , State , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , DHS , CIO Council , metrics , FISMA , dashboard

Friday - 10/30/2009, 07:01am EDT

NIST issues a call to arms in the Battle of the Microbots

After introducing the world to tiny robots with soccer skills, NIST is creating the next level of friendly competition designed to advance microrobotics.

Tags: tech , microrobotics , Craig McGray

Thursday - 10/22/2009, 09:28am EDT

CIO Council taskforce to change security metrics

New group is developing performance measures that are based on outcomes. OMB has set a November deadline for a draft of the metrics that will be reviewed by government and industry. DHS says the governmentwide focus to improve cybersecurity is on standards, metrics and authentication.

Tags: technology , Bruce McConnell , John Streufert , OMB , DHS , State , CIO Council , cybersecurity , Performance measures , Consensus Audit Guidelines

Friday - 10/02/2009, 05:02pm EDT

NIST releases final cybersecurity recommendations

Many fundamentals are reiterated, while new threats are also identified.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DoD , IC , Ron Ross , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 08/13/2009, 05:53pm EDT

Watch it wiggle!

Tags: tech , Nadine Gergel Hackett , Curt Richter

Friday - 06/19/2009, 10:37am EDT

NIST looks to define the cloud

Draft explanation kicks off effort to develop special publication for government architecture, strategies and security.

Tags: technology , CIO Council , cloud computing

Monday - 05/18/2009, 01:03pm EDT

Usability, human behavior and security systems

Mary Theofanos,
NIST computer scientist,
May 14, 2009

Tags: technology , Mary Theofanos

Tuesday - 05/12/2009, 03:24pm EDT
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