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Comments Requested on Strategies to Mitigate Risk in the Federal ICT Supply Chain
Release Date: 05/04/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has extended until May 25, 2012, the comment period for the second draft of a … more

No Strings Attached: NIST Protocol Helps Communicate Biometrics from Anywhere
Release Date: 05/02/2012

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed and published a new protocol for communicating with … more

Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop V Meets June 5-7 at the Department of Commerce
Release Date: 05/02/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is hosting Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop V on June 5-7, 2012, at the Department … more

Iris Recognition Report Evaluates 'Needle in Haystack' Search Capability
Release Date: 04/17/2012

Identifying people by acquiring pictures of their eyes is becoming easier, according to a new report* from the National Institute of Standards and … more

Fifth Annual Health Information Security Conference Runs June 6-7
Release Date: 04/17/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is co-hosting the fifth annual Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance … more

NIST Proposes Update to Digital Signature Standard
Release Date: 04/17/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced proposed changes to a standard that specifies how to implement digital … more

April Workshop Focuses on Cybersecurity for Cyber-Physical Systems and Industrial Controls
Release Date: 04/03/2012

Securing computers against unlawful and malicious attacks is always important, but it’s especially vital when the computers in question control … more

New Industry Commitments to Give 15 Million Households Tools to Shrink Their Energy Bills
Release Date: 03/26/2012

Washington, D.C. -- Responding to President Obama's call for an "all-of-the-above" strategy to help consumers reduce their energy costs, the … more

NIST Releases Technical Guidance for Evaluating Electronic Health Records
Release Date: 03/20/2012

An important aspect of any product is how easily someone can use it for its intended purpose, also known as usability. Electronic health records … more

NIST Announces Funding to Form Steering Group to Support Trusted Identities in Cyberspace
Release Date: 03/12/2012

On March 9, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced that it is soliciting proposals to establish a steering group in … more

Guidance on Wireless Local Area Network Security is Close at Hand
Release Date: 03/06/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released in final form a guide to enhanced security for wireless local area networks … more

NIST Releases Final Smart Grid 'Framework 2.0' Document
Release Date: 02/28/2012

An updated roadmap for the Smart Grid is now available from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which recently finished … more

Revision of SP 800-53 Addresses Current Cybersecurity Threats, Adds Privacy Controls
Release Date: 02/28/2012

A major revision of a Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) publication released today by the National Institute of Standards and … more

NIST Requests Comments on Updated Guide to Handling Computer Security Incidents
Release Date: 02/21/2012

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published for public comment a draft update to a guide for organizations managing … more

NIST Establishes National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
Release Date: 02/21/2012

State of Maryland and Montgomery County Join Partnership The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced a new … more

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