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Interagency Report Advocates Support for International Cybersecurity Standardization
Release Date: 08/11/2015

A new draft report  by an interagency working group lays out objectives and recommendations for enhancing the U.S. government's coordination and … more

U.S. Departments of Justice and Commerce Name Six Experts as New Members of National Commission on Forensic Science
Release Date: 08/06/2015

DOJ Contact:  Office of Public Affairs, 202-514-2007  The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National … more

NIST Releases SHA-3 Cryptographic Hash Standard
Release Date: 08/05/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the final version of its " Secure Hash Algorithm-3 " standard, a … more

NIST to Host First App Challenge to Improve Data Access
Release Date: 07/27/2015

Researchers looking for information on the properties of methane at high temperatures or the isotopic composition of an element know they can rely … more

NIST Hosts September Meeting on Protecting Health Info Through HIPAA Security
Release Date: 07/27/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is hosting “ Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA … more

Comments Requested on Draft Guide for Keeping Medical Information Secure on Mobile Devices
Release Date: 07/23/2015

Gaithersburg, MD — The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has released a draft for public comment of the first guide in a new … more

NIST and NTIA Seek Industry Partners for Public Safety Communications Test Bed
Release Date: 07/14/2015

The Commerce Department’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) program is signing up a new round of industry collaborators for the test … more

NCCoE Launches Building Blocks for Email Security and PIV Credentials
Release Date: 07/02/2015

NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has proposed two new building blocks, one to help organizations improve the security of … more

NIST Revises Key Computer Security Publication on Random Number Generation
Release Date: 06/25/2015

In response to public concerns about cryptographic security, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has formally revised its … more

NIST Publishes Final Guidelines for Protecting Sensitive Government Information Held by Contractors
Release Date: 06/19/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of its guidance for federal agencies to ensure that … more

Research Roadmap Traces the Path to ‘Smart’ Fire Fighting
Release Date: 06/18/2015

Interconnected technologies can help to reduce nation's fire toll   When responding to the more than 1.2 million blazes reported annually, the … more

NIST’s NextGen PIV Card Strengthens Security and Authentication
Release Date: 06/16/2015

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has updated its technical specifications and guidance for the next generation of “smart” … more

Learn About the State of Federal Cloud Computing at NIST, July 7-10, 2015
Release Date: 06/16/2015

The Cloud Computing Forum & Workshop VIII will be held July 7-10, 2015, at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in … more

Lockheed Martin Study: NIST Computational Tool Improves Product Testing and Saves Money
Release Date: 06/10/2015

Lockheed Martin, the global security and aerospace company, estimates that widely used software testing methods developed at the National … more

Nothing Says You Like a Tattoo: NIST Workshop Considers Ways to Improve Tattoo Recognition
Release Date: 06/08/2015

An international group of experts from industry, academia and government gathered today at the National Institute of Standards and Technology … more

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