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Jeremy Grant, National Institute of Standards and Technology

You might be a dog on the Internet, but nobody can tell for sure. Confidence in who people say they are online is vital to a cyber secure future for government and industry. People at the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace have been working on this problem within the Commerce Department for a couple of years now. Jeremy Grant is senior executive advisor for Identity Management at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss some recent progress.

Tags: Jeremy Grant , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace , Commerce Department , identity management

Monday - 10/20/2014, 11:11am EDT

Saving money by making money: One engineer's quest saves millions at the US Mint

A savings of $2 million per year is now being realized at the U.S. Mint after an innovative engineer stepped out of the box and asked a friend at another federal agency for help. In part three of our special report, Rainmakers and Money Savers, Federal News Radio takes you inside the lab where a group of engineers and nanotribologists combined their expertise to solve a coin-making problem and, in turn, saved a lot of cash.

Tags: U.S. Mint , Tony Ying , Richard Gates , Rainmakers and Money Savers , Lauren Larson

Thursday - 08/14/2014, 04:24am EDT

Maryland is making a big push to be a cyber player

Maryland has announced plans to be "front and center" among states when it comes to developing the tools of cybersecurity.

Tags: technology , best practices , cybersecurity , Congress , homeland security , NIST

Tuesday - 01/12/2010, 07:38pm EST

New NIST Director Patrick Gallagher putting no restrictions on reorganization ideas

New National Institute of Standards and Technology Director Patrick Gallagher wants his top managers to take another look at NIST's organizational structure.

Tags: management , technology , Patrick Gallagher , NIST , best practices

Monday - 11/30/2009, 07:48pm EST

Woman charged with attempted murder in attack on pregnant woman

A Frederick County woman is being held without bail in the Montgomery County Detention Center on a charge of attempted murder in an attack on a woman who is nearly nine months pregnant, Montgomery County Police said Saturday.

Tags: Montgomery County Police , attempted murder , Christine Renee Devaux ,

Sunday - 06/06/2010, 11:28am EDT

Energy and Identity: Trust and Security in the Smart Grid

Thursday, March 24th, 2010 at 11:00am

Identity and Cyber Security will play a critical role in building and managing a Smart Energy Grid. More secure and reliable access based on known and verifiable Identity will provide greater efficiency, ease of use, and security. With this decentralization, more complex systems of access management will be needed to permit authorized people the ability manage their areas of responsibility, to provide the frameworks necessary to create trust, to verify information, and to allow greater consumer participation in electrical services.

Tags: technology , Booz Allen Distinguished Speaker Series , identity , cyber security , Smart Energy Grid , National Energy Technology Laboratory , Tennessee Valley Authority , Software Engineering Institute , George Arnold , Steve Bossart , James Sample , Bill Wilson

Tuesday - 03/09/2010, 12:23pm EST