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Virgil Gligor to Receive NIST/NSA Security Award
Release Date: 11/17/2005

Dr. Virgil Gligor, one of the country's pioneering figures in computer security, will be presented with the 2006 National Information Systems … more

NIST Develops Health Care IT Standards Repository
Release Date: 10/20/2005

Information technology has made it simpler and more convenient to handle a myriad of tasks online, such as booking a hotel, paying bills and … more

Federal Cryptography Guide Available for Comment
Release Date: 10/07/2005

Today, federal agencies use computer systems and networks to store information and to interact with industry, private citizens and other … more

Experts To Examine Virtual Enterprise Uses of Info Tech
Release Date: 09/09/2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and Enterprise Integration Inc. (EII) are sponsoring a conference on how computer … more

Comments Sought on Revision of Federal ID Standard
Release Date: 09/09/2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology would like comments on proposed changes to a Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) … more

Improving Security of Handheld IT Devices
Release Date: 08/26/2005

Handheld devices such as personal digital assistants are becoming indispensable tools for today’s highly mobile workforce. Small and relatively … more

IT Program Hopes to Foster Better Security Checklists
Release Date: 08/26/2005

Widespread electronic attacks on computer systems have become commonplace with threats ranging from remotely launched attacks on network services … more

NIST Develops 'Toolbox' for Manufacturing Systems
Release Date: 08/26/2005

Ask any handyman what's the most important thing he needs to get the job done and he'll probably say his toolbox. Thanks to the National Institute … more

Conference to Highlight New Biometric Technologies
Release Date: 08/26/2005

The Biometrics Consortium Conference 2005 will address the latest trends in research, development, testing and application of biometric … more

Guidelines Issued for Certifying, Accrediting PIV Card Issuers
Release Date: 08/10/2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed guidelines for federal agencies to use in planning and designing … more

First Large-Scale Evaluation of Iris Recognition Under Way
Release Date: 08/10/2005

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has announced that it is running the Iris Challenge Evaluation (ICE), the first … more

Comprehensive Database of Computer Vulnerabilities Now Available
Release Date: 08/10/2005

Cyber attackers are constantly scanning the Internet looking for vulnerabilities in computer systems that will enable them to take control and use … more

NIST Demonstrates Better Memory with Quantum Computer Bits
Release Date: 08/10/2005

Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have used charged atoms (ions) to demonstrate a quantum physics version of … more

Usability Standard Achieves International Status
Release Date: 07/26/2005

Software that is poorly designed, inappropriate for specific tasks or just difficult to use can be frustrating, unproductive and costly for both … more

Draft Guidelines Released for IT Security Controls
Release Date: 07/26/2005

To help federal agencies comply with the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002, the National Institute of Standards and … more

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