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Maryland signs cybersecurity agreement with NIST

Maryland officials have signed an agreement with the National Institute of Standards and Technology to more clearly define the development of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in the state.

Tags: Barbara Mikulski , Isiah Leggett , NIST , cyber , technology

Tuesday - 02/18/2014, 01:20pm EST

Agencies highlight accomplishments, prepare for new performance goals

The White House will release an updated list of agency high-priority goals and cross-agency priority goals with the annual budget request to Congress in March. Meanwhile, the Office of Management and Budget detailed agency successes over the last two years in meeting current goals.

Tags: management , performance goals , OMB , Beth Cobert , Treasury Department , Nani Coloretti , NIST , Commerce Department , Performance.gov , Performance Improvement Council , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/14/2014, 05:07am EST
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VA adds, NIST loses senior executive

The Senate confirmed Sloan Gibson to be the next deputy secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs. The director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Patrick Gallagher, is heading off to academia.

Tags: people , VA , Commerce , NIST , Sloan Gibson , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/13/2014, 09:24am EST

NIST's cyber framework moves toward implementation stage

NIST issues the industry-developed final draft approach to help critical infrastructure providers secure their computer systems. The agency is accepting comments over the next couple of months and will issue a version 1.0 of the framework in February. Industry offered mixed reactions to the framework. Some said it's too broad while others said it provides a set of agreed upon basic cyber protections.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , NIST , critical infrastructure , Bob Dix , Tim Conway , McAfee , Telecommunications Industry Association , White House , Phil Agcaoili , Cox Communications , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/23/2013, 04:10am EDT
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NIST puts finishing touches on critical infrastructure cyber framework

The preliminary version of the framework will be published in mid-October, followed by several months of public comment. NIST plans a final release of the voluntary framework in February.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , NIST , DHS , Michael Daniel , Billington Cybersecurity Summit , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , White House , critical infrastructure , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 06:23am EDT
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NIST proposes first federally funded cyber research center

NIST and the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellece (NCCoE) want to facilitate public-private collaborations surrounding cybersecurity solutions by creating a new research-and-development center.

Tags: NIST , technology , NCCoE , FFRDC , cybersecurity , research and development , Melissa Dawkins

Tuesday - 07/16/2013, 03:23pm EDT

Industry driving development of first-ever critical infrastructure cyber framework

NIST, charged with developing the nation's first-ever cybersecurity baseline for critical infrastructure, says its job is to provide technical assistance to companies, but industry itself must lead the way. Gen. Keith Alexander said NSA will review the use of contractors.

Tags: cybersecurity , Congress , NIST , cybersecurity framework , critical infrastructure , Keith Alexander , Jared Serbu , U.S. Cyber Command , industry , Senate Appropriations Committee

Thursday - 06/13/2013, 05:27am EDT
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Federal Drive Interviews -- March 6, 2013

Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction Stuart Bowen talks about eight years of investigating waste, fraud and abuse in Iraq. John Salamone of Federal Management Partners discusses the ups and downs of teleworking for federal employees. Jeremy Herb, staff writer from The Hill newspapers, discusses a new House bill that would soften the blow of sequestration for some. Dr. Patrick Gallagher, NIST director, talks about a new commission tackling what some see as a critical flaw in the nation's criminal justice system.

Tags: Stuart Bowen , Jeremy Herb , John Salamone , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 10:57am EST

DHS, NIST lynchpins helping cyber order succeed

The newly issued Executive Order gives NIST, DHS several goals and corresponding deadlines over the next year. NIST will work with industry to create a cybersecurity framework. DHS is expanding the information sharing program so industry can receive classified and unclassified cyber threat data more easily and more quickly.

Tags: technology , NIST , DHS , Bruce McConnell , Jane Holl Lute , Michael Daniel , White House , cybersecurity , information sharing , Verizon , U.S. Chamber of Commerce , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Craig Silliman , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 06:24am EST
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Agencies tackle cloud, mobile, big data convergence

OMB and NIST are seeking help from industry and academia on how to integrate cloud computing and the large amount of information that is created from mobile computing. The goal is not just to know what data agencies have, but the value the data brings. With all this focus on cloud and big data integration, could agencies be on the hook for a new "big data" strategy?

Tags: technology , cloud computing , mobile computing , big data , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , NIST , Energy Department , Peter Tseronis , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/16/2013, 05:22am EST
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