The General Services Administration provided an update on how the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program is meeting milestones and laid out new deadlines as part of a Dec. 16 press briefing and the release of the program's roadmap.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology is seeking public comment on a new draft guide that could help government agencies and other organizations make better decisions in choosing the right cloud computing provider for them.
Firefighters might lose communications during an incident if their handheld radios are exposed to high temperatures, according to new tests conducted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology researchers.
Complex, non-standardized cloud computing service level agreements make comparing cloud offerings during procurement and ensuring proper execution once work is underway difficult for federal agencies and departments, said a Homeland Security Department Official.
Personal identity verification at the Defense Department could become more compatible with mobile devices, since the department approved Nov. 24 the first vendor to provide security credentials for Android, Apple and Microsoft mobile devices.
Members of AARP, a nonprofit group that serves adults 50 years or older, are testing technology to help them better manage their digital identities in a simple, but more secure way using biometrics. It's just one of 15 federally funded pilots that was recently highlighted by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Non-federal organizations such as contractors, state governments and academic institutions often handle controlled unclassified information, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology is offering specific guidance on protecting that information based on the Federal Information Security Management Act.
Improved information sharing and coordinated incident response can help agencies bolster defenses against cyber threats, says draft guidance from NIST that aims to help agencies establish, participate in, and maintain information-sharing relationships throughout the incident response life cycle.
National Institute of Standards and Technology scientists recently demonstrated how a laser-based tool can measure greenhouse gases in the atmosphere. NIST says the new technique could provide accurate, continuous regional monitoring of the major gases implicated in climate change from kilometers away.
System administrators working at federal agencies and departments can minimize the risk associated with running virtualized machines on a single host computer, called a hypervisor, by isolating VMs, controlling access, and managing privileged operations and interactions, according to draft security guidance (pdf) issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology Oct. 20.