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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.

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

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.

NIST proposes updates to final draft of industrial control systems security guide, seeks input

The agency said it's seeking final public review and comment on the final draft – known as the Guide to Industrial Control Systems Security, or NIST Special Publication 800-82 – through March 9.

The president's 2016 budget request: Commerce Department

The Commerce Department  would see a a 15.3-percent hike in discretionary funding under President Obama's fiscal 2016 budget proposal – receiving $9.8 billion, up from $8.5 billion for the current fiscal year.

NIST details how organizations can vet mobile apps to detect software vulnerabilities

The guide called "Vetting the Security of Mobile Applications" helps organizations understand and implement security requirements and an app vetting process to evaluate how secure they are.