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NIST at work on new data safety guide

As the year nears its close, the data breaches that came to light in the past 12 months remain top of mind. To help combat that cyber threat, the National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking comments on a new project that would help organizations prepare for and recover from data attacks.

Spotlight: Federal labs increase rate, efficacy of technology transfer, finds new report

A recent report from the National Institute of Standards and Technology on the technology transfer activities of federal laboratories reveals some encouraging statistics.

NIST guide aims to help cities weather next major storm

The federal agency released a six-part resiliency plan for cities facing climate-related challenges on the third anniversary of Hurricane Sandy.

NIST instructs agencies to use application control programs in new guidance

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published comprehensive resources on application whitelisting, as well as a step-by-step guide to implementing the technique to prevent malware intrusion.

Q&A: A deep dive on the Identity Ecosystem Framework with IDESG's Kimberly Little Sutherland

Kimberly Little Sutherland, the IDESG's plenary chair and senior director of identity management strategy at LexisNexis Risk Solutions, sat down with  FierceGovernmentIT  to discuss the process of crafting the framework, how federal agencies should use it and what the documents' release means for the future of the organization.

New framework lays the foundation for 'identity ecosystem' to enhance privacy, security on the Internet

With the release of the framework, the group delivers the first tangible result of National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, a visionary plan rolled out by the White House in April 2011.

ONC moves into 'next phase' of Meaningful Use implementation

The Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT is switching gears to the challenging work of policy implementation, after earlier this month issuing updated rules for the meaningful use of health information technology for healthcare delivery.

NIST to fund identity ecosystem organization for another year

Through a federal grant managed by NIST, the IDESG is charged with the real-world implementation of the White House's National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, or NSTIC, an initiative to create trust online.

A closer look at NIST's cloud roadmap and hybrid guidance

It's been four years since the Office of Management and Budget asked federal chief information officers to think "cloud first" – or consider cloud computing-based solutions when investing in new technology, or updating legacy systems. 

NIST draft guide aims to bolster email security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology issued a draft publication Sept. 28 that will help federal enterprise email administrators, information security specialists and network managers better safeguard email.