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NIST issues draft update to key cryptographic publication

The National Institute of Standards and Technology on Wednesday issued a second draft of a publication that IT security specialists can leverage to determine whether the random numbers that underlie their cryptography are sufficiently unpredictable.

Commerce launches Data Usability Project

The Commerce Department is home to tens of thousands of datasets including satellite imagery, material standards and demographic surveys, and today it's giving that underutilized resource a boost, said the department.

NIST gets back to measurement basics

The National Institute of Standards and Technology announced a new blog this week that will take a look at some of the people and projects underway at the science and technology agency.

NIST Information Technology Lab would benefit from better resource planning, outreach activities, finds report

While the work underway at the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Information Technology Laboratory is worthwhile and its influence is significant, an independent assessment of three of its six divisions found room for improvement in the areas of resource planning and outreach.

White House aims to engage private sector, international organizations in global cybersecurity standards development

The White House has a strategy to better position the U.S. government to support international cybersecurity standards.

DHS not properly measuring effectiveness of cybersecurity framework outreach, GAO says

The Homeland Security Department failed to properly measure its promotion efforts of cybersecurity standards for critical infrastructure, according to the Government Accountability Office.

NIST practice guide shows agencies how to establish trusted geolocation in the cloud

Earlier this month, the National Institute of Standards and Technology issued an interagency report that effectively serves as a practice guide for agencies looking to establish trusted geolocation for cloud computing systems.

NSTIC NPO issues documents to guide identity solution performance, evaluation discussions

In advance of its  Applying Measurement Science in the Identity Ecosystem workshop  Jan. 12 and 13, the National Institute of Standards and Technology team responsible for the implementation of the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, or NSTIC, has issued three white papers that dive into how identity solutions can be evaluated and measured.

NIST seeks feedback on how agencies use cyber framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology wants to know how people are using its voluntary Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.

Survey: 82% of federal organizations use NIST Cybersecurity Framework in some way

Eighty-two percent of federal organizations use the NIST Cybersecurity Framework when securing their systems, according to a newly released survey.