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Guidance for NIST Staff on Using Inclusive Language in Documentary Standards

April 29, 2021
Author(s)
Kathryn Miller, David Alderman, Lisa Carnahan, Lidong Chen, James Foti, Barbara Goldstein, Michael Hogan, Jennifer Marshall, Karen Reczek, Nathalie Rioux, Mary Theofanos, David Wollman
This document provides guidance to NIST staff regarding the use of inclusive language in documentary standards and documents which support the realization and dissemination of physical standards; Standards Developing Organizations' (SDOs) policies and

Challenge Design and Lessons Learned from the 2018 Differential Privacy Challenges

April 12, 2021
Author(s)
Diane Ridgeway, Mary Theofanos, Terese Manley, Christine Task
The push for open data has made a multitude of datasets available enabling researchers to analyze publicly available information using various statistical and machine learning methods in support of policy development. An area of increasing interest that is

Survey on Gender, Equity and Inclusion

March 29, 2021
Author(s)
Mary Theofanos, Jasmine Evans, Justyna Zwolak, Sandra Prettyman
In the fall of 2019, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) funded threes studies to better understand equity and inclusivity. The present study represents phase three of a sequential, exploratory mixed methods study designed to provide

Examining Recent HR Data for Gender Bias Among Federal Employees at NIST

March 26, 2021
Author(s)
Jasmine Evans, Amanda Koepke, Steven Lund, Mary Theofanos
This report is part of a multi-phase mixed methods project that is designed to provide an in-depth look at the population of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) federal employees to identify factors, attitudes, and processes that might

Voices of First Responders - Examining Public Safety Communication from the Perspective of 9-1-1 Call Takers and Dispatchers: Findings from User-Centered Interviews, Phase 1, Volume 4

March 24, 2020
Author(s)
Michelle P. Steves, Mary F. Theofanos, Yee-Yin Choong, Shanee T. Dawkins, Susanne M. Furman, Kristen Greene, Sandra S. Prettyman
With the newly created Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN), the public safety community has a unique opportunity to review and improve communication technology for first responders, 9 1 1 communications, emergency medical services (EMS)

Voices of First Responders—Nationwide Public Safety Communication Survey Methodology: Development, Dissemination, and Demographics, Phase 2, Volume 1

March 20, 2020
Author(s)
Kristen Greene, Shanee T. Dawkins, Sandra S. Prettyman, Pamela J. Konkol, Mary F. Theofanos, Kevin C. Mangold, Susanne M. Furman, Michelle P. Steves
With the newly created Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN), the public safety community is in the process of supplementing the use of land mobile radios (LMR) to a technology ecosystem that will include a variety of new communication tools

Digital Identity Guidelines: Authentication and Lifecycle Management [includes updates as of 03-02- 2020]

March 2, 2020
Author(s)
Paul A. Grassi, James L. Fenton, Elaine M. Newton, Ray A. Perlner, Andrew R. Regenscheid, William E. Burr, Justin P. Richer, Naomi B. Lefkovitz, Jamie M. Danker, Yee-Yin Choong, Kristen Greene, Mary F. Theofanos
These guidelines provide technical requirements for federal agencies implementing digital identity services and are not intended to constrain the development or use of standards outside of this purpose. These guidelines focus on the authentication of

Digital Identity Guidelines: Enrollment and Identity Proofing [includes updates as of 03-02-2020]

March 2, 2020
Author(s)
Paul A. Grassi, James L. Fenton, Naomi B. Lefkovitz, Jamie M. Danker, Yee-Yin Choong, Kristen Greene, Mary F. Theofanos
These guidelines provide technical requirements for federal agencies implementing digital identity services and are not intended to constrain the development or use of standards outside of this purpose. This guideline focuses on the enrollment and

Digital Identity Guidelines: Federation and Assertions [includes updates as of 03-02-2020]

March 2, 2020
Author(s)
Paul A. Grassi, Justin P. Richer, Sarah K. Squire, James L. Fenton, Ellen M. Nadeau, Naomi B. Lefkovitz, Jamie M. Danker, Yee-Yin Choong, Kristen Greene, Mary F. Theofanos
This document and its companion documents, SP 800-63, SP 800-63A, and SP 800-63B, provide technical and procedural guidelines to agencies for the implementation of federated identity systems and for assertions used by federations. This publication

Voices of First Responders – Examining Public Safety Communication from the Rural Perspective

November 25, 2019
Author(s)
Kristen Greene, Shanee T. Dawkins, Mary F. Theofanos, Michelle P. Steves, Susanne M. Furman, Yee-Yin Choong, Sandra S. Prettyman
With the newly created Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN), the public safety community has a unique opportunity to review and improve communication technology for first responders, in urban, suburban, and rural areas. Understanding the

Perceptions of Smart Home Privacy and Security Responsibility, Concerns, and Mitigations

August 11, 2019
Author(s)
Julie M. Haney, Susanne M. Furman, Mary F. Theofanos, Yasemin Acar Fahl
Smart home devices are increasingly being used by nontechnical users who have little understanding of the technology, including privacy and security implications. To better understand perceptions of smart home privacy and security, we are conducting an

Voices of First Responders – Examining Public Safety Communication Problems and Requested Functionality: Findings from User-Centered Interviews, Phase 1, Volume 2.1

May 15, 2019
Author(s)
Shanee T. Dawkins, Yee-Yin Choong, Mary F. Theofanos, Kristen Greene, Susanne M. Furman, Michelle P. Steves, Sandra S. Prettyman
The public safety community has a unique opportunity to improve communication technology for incident response with the creation of the national public safety broadband network (NPSBN). Understanding the problems currently being experienced by first

Voices of First Responders – Examining Public Safety Communication Problems and Requested Functionality: Findings from User-Centered Interviews, Phase 1, Volume 2

March 28, 2019
Author(s)
Shanee T. Dawkins, Yee-Yin Choong, Mary F. Theofanos, Kristen Greene, Susanne M. Furman, Michelle P. Steves, Sandra S. Prettyman
The public safety community has a unique opportunity to improve communication technology for incident response with the creation of the national public safety broadband network (NPSBN). Understanding the problems currently being experienced by first

Case Study – Exploring Children’s Password Knowledge and Practices

February 24, 2019
Author(s)
Yee-Yin Choong, Mary F. Theofanos, Karen Renaud, Suzanne Prior
Children use technology from a very young age, and often have to authenticate themselves. Yet very little attention has been paid to designing authentication specifically for this particular target group. The usual practice is to deploy the ubiquitous

2018 Stakeholder Presentations, Day 3, Room 30C

October 16, 2018
Author(s)
Scott A. Ledgerwood, Mary F. Theofanos, Yee-Yin Choong, Shanee T. Dawkins, Kristen Greene, Sandra S. Prettyman, William J. Fisher, Michael A. Ogata, Gema E. Howell, John T. Beltz, Sheila E. Frankel, Donald L. Harriss, Jason Jerald, Cole Sandau, Regis Kopper, Brad Fain, Jing Du, Randall Spain, John Blackwell

PSCR 2017 Stakeholder Conference Presentation Materials -- Day 2

October 16, 2018
Author(s)
Jason D. Kahn, Anthony Trevino, San Antonio Police Dept, Heather M. Evans, Joe Fournier, Canada's Centre for Security Science, David Lund, Public Safety Communication Europe Forum, Gordon Shipley, UK Home Office Emergency Service Mobile Communications Programme, Dereck R. Orr, Jeff Bratcher, Rich Reed, Salim Patel, AT&T Technology Architecture Planning, Ryan Felts, Marc Leh, Mary F. Theofanos, Kristen Greene
This document is a compilation of the slides presented during Day 2 of the 2017 Public Safety Communications Research Program's (PSCR) Annual Stakeholder Conference. Day 2 topics include PSCR research plans and results for Crowdsourcing Open Innovation

Public Safety Communication User Needs: Voices of First Responders

September 25, 2018
Author(s)
Shanee T. Dawkins, Kristen Greene, Michelle P. Steves, Mary F. Theofanos, Yee-Yin Choong, Susanne M. Furman, Sandra S. Prettyman
The public safety community is transitioning from land mobile radios to a communications technology ecosystem including a variety of broadband data sharing platforms. Successful deployment and adoption of new communications technology relies on efficient

Voices of First Responders - Identifying Public Safety Communication Problems: Findings from User-Centered Interviews, Phase 1, Volume 1

July 31, 2018
Author(s)
Yee-Yin Choong, Shanee T. Dawkins, Susanne M. Furman, Kristen Greene, Sandra S. Prettyman, Mary F. Theofanos
The public safety community is in the process of transitioning from the use of land mobile radios to a technology ecosystem including a variety of broadband data sharing platforms. Successful deployment and adoption of new communication technology relies

User Context: An Explanatory Variable in Phishing Susceptibility

July 16, 2018
Author(s)
Kristen Greene, Michelle P. Steves, Mary F. Theofanos, Jennifer A. Kostick
Extensive research has been performed to examine the effectiveness of phishing defenses, but much of this research was performed in laboratory settings. In contrast, this work presents 4.5 years of workplace-situated, embedded phishing email training