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2017 Bronze Medal Award

Guttman, Badger, Chichonski, Bartok, Black, Ferraiolo, Cooper

Guttman, Badger, Chichonski, Bartok, Black, Ferraiolo, Cooper

AWARD CITATION

The group is recognized for addressing a series of near-term needs and providing a long-term strategy to improve our nation's cybersecurity. The White House-led Cybersecurity National Action Plan of January 2016 prioritized critical cybersecurity areas and directed NIST to produce tools, references, and guidelines to help organizations strengthen the identification and authentication of privileged users, assist in recovering from cybersecurity incidents, self-assess their security capabilities, and identify methods to reduce vulnerabilities in software. The items developed by this team were exceptionally clear, consistent, and actionable, and have led to cybersecurity improvements in all sectors.

GROUP AWARD

Mark Badger

Supervisory IT Specialist
Information Technology Laboratory

Michael Bartock

IT Specialist
Information Technology Laboratory

Paul E. Black

Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory

Jeffrey Cichonski

IT Specialist
Information Technology Laboratory

David Cooper

Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory

Hildegard Ferraiolo

Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory

Barbara Guttman

Supervisory IT Specialist
Information Technology Laboratory

Murugiah Souppaya

Computer Scientist
Information Technology Laboratory