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Search Publications by: Dylan Yaga (Fed)

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Understanding Stablecoin Technology and Related Security Considerations

September 5, 2023
Peter Mell, Dylan Yaga
Stablecoins are cryptocurrencies whose price is pegged to that of another asset (typically one with low price volatility). The market for stablecoins has grown tremendously – up to almost $200 billion USD in 2022. These coins are being used extensively in

American Competitiveness Of a More Productive Emerging Tech Economy Act (The American COMPETE Act)

August 11, 2023
Commerce Secretary, Kevin A. Kimball, Matthew Hoehler, Anne Lane, Elham Tabassi, Connie LaSalle, Mark VanLandingham, James A. Warren, Naomi Lefkovitz, Nada T. Golmie, Chris Greer, Matthew Scholl, Dylan Yaga, Andrew C. Wilson, Kevin Stine, Karen Reczek, Institute for Defense Analyses Science and Technology Policy Institute (IDA STPI), Quantum Economic Development Consortium (QED-C), Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
Under DIVISION FF, Title XV, §1501 of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 (Public Law 116-260)—the "American Competitiveness Of a More Productive Emerging Tech Economy Act" (the "American COMPETE Act")—the United States Congress directed the

Blockchain Networks: Token Design and Management Overview

February 9, 2021
Loic D. Lesavre, Priam C. Varin, Dylan J. Yaga
Blockchain technology has enabled a new software paradigm for managing digital ownership in partial- or zero-trust environments. It uses tokens to conduct transactions, exchange verifiable data, and achieve coordination across organizations and on the web

Rethinking Distributed Ledger Technology

March 20, 2019
David R. Kuhn, Dylan J. Yaga, Jeffrey M. Voas
Blockchains were designed to solve the problem of double-spending in cryptocurrencies, and the success of the Bitcoin design has generated vastly more interest than previous proposals for digital currencies. Blockchains are being used in other areas as

One Block at a Time – Helping to Build Blockchain Knowledge

October 26, 2018
Dylan J. Yaga
This bulletin summarizes the information found in NISTIR 8202: Blockchain Technology overview which provides a high-level technical overview of blockchain technology. It discusses its application to cryptocurrency in depth, but also shows its broader

Blockchain Technology Overview

October 3, 2018
Dylan J. Yaga, Peter M. Mell, Nik Roby, Karen Scarfone
Blockchains are tamper evident and tamper resistant digital ledgers implemented in a distributed fashion (i.e., without a central repository) and usually without a central authority (i.e., a bank, company, or government). At their basic level, they enable

Pseudo-exhaustive Verification of Rule Based Systems

July 1, 2018
David R. Kuhn, Dylan J. Yaga, Raghu N. Kacker, Yu Lei, Chung Tong Hu
Rule-based systems are important in application domains such as artificial intelligence and business rule engines, as well as formal methods for software design. When translated into an implementation, simple expressions in rules may map to thousands of

Verification and Test Methods for Access Control Policies/Models

June 27, 2017
Chung Tong Hu, David R. Kuhn, Dylan J. Yaga
Access control systems are among the most critical of computer security components. Faulty policies, misconfigurations, or flaws in software implementations can result in serious vulnerabilities. To formally and precisely capture the security properties

ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2011 Requirements and Conformance Test Assertions

September 16, 2011
Christofer J. McGinnis, Dylan J. Yaga, Fernando L. Podio
The current version of the ANSI/NIST-ITL standard "Data Format for the Interchange of Fingerprint, Facial & Other Biometric Information" is specified in two parts. Part 1, ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2007, specifies the traditional format, and Part 2, ANSI/NIST-ITL 2

Conformance Test Architecture and Test Suite for ANSI/NIST-ITL 1-2007

June 22, 2011
Fernando L. Podio, Dylan J. Yaga, Christofer J. McGinnis
The Computer Security Division of NIST/ITL supports the development of biometric conformance testing methodology standards and other conformity assessment efforts through active technical participation in the development of these standards and the