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Spotlight: Evaluating Obama's cyber legacy

Former federal officials evaluated President Obama's efforts to improve federal cybersecurity at an event in McLean, Va., yesterday, and delivered a mixed verdict.

Spotlight: NIST previews new federal authentication guidelines

NIST offered a public preview of changes to federal authentication practices on Monday, moving its approach closer to the one supported by the Office of Management and Budget.

NIST launches effort to develop cryptography that can secure data in a quantum computing environment

The Commerce Department's National Institute of Standards and Technology launched an effort Thursday to study the effects of quantum computing on encrypted data and how to develop "quantum-resistant" cryptography.

Tennessee firefighters say they need workarounds to avoid dropped signals with digital communication system

The mayor of Knoxville, Tenn., says her county's emergency management system shouldn't buy a new digital emergency radio system unless it can resolve signal issues that could put firefighters in danger, the Knoxville News-Sentinel reported.

NIST gathering stakeholders to develop a Smart City Framework with common architectural features

In tandem with a group of international partners, NIST is looking relieve some of the uncertainty that comes with formulating a smart city approach by creating a framework of common architectural features that will support smart city applications, according to GCN.

NSTIC announces $1M healthcare pilot project opportunity

NIST anticipates funding one award in the range of $750,000 to $1,000,000 for 18  months to focus on streamlining the way that patients and providers access health information from different organizations online.

NIST completes review of encryption standards process that grew out of Snowden NSA revelations

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released the final version of a document outlining its process for developing encryption standards and guidelines, a document that grew out of concerns about the National Security Agency's involvement in the NIST encryption standards process.

43% of IT, security pros using the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, finds report

84 percent of U.S.-based IT and security professionals said they use a security framework to guide their processes for protecting critical assets and systems, and 44 percent said they use more than one framework, according to a new report.

Cybersecurity Framework feedback shows need for update process, best practices, awareness

Now that critical infrastructure leaders have had a chance to weigh in on the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Cybersecurity Framework, the agency is ready to move forward with evaluating and incorporating the suggestions it received.

NIST issues draft guides on telework security

New draft guidelines aim to improve security of telework and bring-your-own-device practices.