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2017 Presidential Rank Award




Dr. Ross is recognized for his research and leadership in reducing the risk of cybersecurity threats through the creation of NIST's cybersecurity Risk Management Framework (RMF) and the development of a library of supporting NIST technical standards and technical guidelines. Ross led a multi-year NIST initiative to establish a unified set of cybersecurity standards and guidelines for use by all federal civilian agencies, the Department of Defense, and the Committee on National Security Systems. Ross designed, developed and deployed a coordinated suite of cybersecurity standards, guidelines and best practices used by the United States government and voluntarily adopted by governments and organizations around the world.


Ron Ross

NIST Fellow
Information Technology Laboratory