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NIST seeks pilot privacy-enhancing technologies for NSTIC project to secure online identities

The federally led program that's trying to provide secure online identity interactions for individuals and organizations across the nation is soliciting applications to test privacy-enhancing technologies.

NIST: Precise timing signals are critical in development of Internet of Things

A new National Institute of Standards and Technology paper says some critical applications systems among the billions of wired and wirelessly linked physical devices from smart meters to smart cars – known as the Internet of Things – may be hampered by inadequate timing systems.

Report: Transfer of federal research to private sector is growing

The transfer of new technology from federal laboratories to the open market has been growing in recent years, according to a report.

NIST announces small business funding for cybersecurity research

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Small Business Innovation Research program is offering to fund research projects that address specific challenges in cybersecurity.

NIST developing tools, methods for higher frequencies as mobile broadband demand rises

Researchers at the National Institute for Standards and Technology are developing tools and methods that provide better measurements for wireless channels at higher frequencies, which can significantly boost bandwidth and capacity for smartphone and tablet users.

New NIST-funded center aims to enhance local resilience, recovery from major weather hazards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology awarded $20 million over five years to develop the new Community Resilience Center of Excellence, which will be based in Fort Collins, Colo. The agency has the option to renew the award for another five years after that.

Federal lead to 'kill the password,' NSTIC's Jeremy Grant resigning with 'mixed feelings'

Grant has been serving as the director for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace program office since it was stood up in 2011.

NIST announces 4th round of NSTIC pilots

The National Institute of Standards and Technology plans to fund more identity solutions through a fourth round of grants to pilot real-world implementation of the White House's National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, or NSTIC.

Public-private partnership seeks to improve cybersecurity defenses for energy companies

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence is seeking participants who can provide products and technical expertise that would enable energy companies to essentially gain a greater "situational awareness" of their operations so they can take quick and appropriate action to investigate and address problems as well as share the information with other companies.

Q&A: IDESG's Peter Brown on building the NSTIC 'identity ecosystem' (Continued)

FierceGovernmentIT  caught up with Peter Brown, chairman of the IDESG management council, to discuss the latest plenary meeting, the group's vision for an "identity ecosystem" and what happens to the organization when its contract with NIST runs out.