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New federal partnership seeks to improve global community resilience to climate change impacts

The Climate Services for Resilient Development public-private partnership was launched with more than $34 million in financial and in-kind contributions from the federal government and seven other institutions and governments.

DoD makes the IT security gauntlet faster, less burdensome

A little more than a year ago, DoD implemented the Risk Management Framework for DoD Information Technology, or RMF for DoD IT. Defense officials expect it to be more flexible, more effective and provide a continuous view of security risks so they can be reviewed in a more timely manner.

Q&A: Naomi Lefkovitz explains what NIST's privacy risk framework means for agencies, NSTIC pilots

FierceGovernmentIT  recently caught up Naomi Lefkovitz, senior privacy policy advisor at NIST, to discuss what the draft privacy risk management framework means for agencies, and concurrent efforts, such as NIST's cybersecurity framework and NSTIC implementation.

NIST releases draft risk framework to help agencies understand, manage privacy issues

As the smart grid, cloud computing, cyber-physical systems and the Internet of Things continue to collect massive amounts of data about people, significant concerns about the potential infringement on their privacy are being raised.

NIST preps digital privacy framework, considers control catalog

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is putting the finishing touches on a new interagency report that will advise federal agencies on assessing and mitigating the privacy risks associated with their digital services.

New NIST document envisions broadband public safety network over next 20 years

Location-based services – which gathers information on a user that could be based on global-positioning system signals – is the first focus area of a planned series on relevant technologies.

New NIST document envisions broadband public safety network over next 20 years

Location-based services – which gathers information on a user that could be based on global-positioning system signals – is the first focus area of a planned series on relevant technologies.

NIST releases standard for measuring accuracy of human genome testing

Genetic analysis is flawed because laboratories often report different findings from samples of the same material, but, by testing the reference materials, labs can adjust their DNA sequencers and software to produce the correct analysis.

NIST releases standard for measuring accuracy of human genome testing

Genetic analysis is flawed because laboratories often report different findings from samples of the same material, but, by testing the reference materials, labs can adjust their DNA sequencers and software to produce the correct analysis.

GSA, USPS find early success with Internet of Things

A handful of federal agencies aren't just talking about how sensor-based technologies can fuel new capabilities and efficiencies, they're embracing the "Internet of Things" now.