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NIST seeks feedback on potential ‘moonshot’ of supply chain security project

The agency says it doesn’t want to reinvent the wheel in developing an approach to securing the broad information and communications technology ecosystem.

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Chairman Sen. Gary Peters, D-Mich., speaks during a Senate Governmental Affairs Committee hybrid nominations hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, April 22, 2021, to consider the nominees for Postal Service Governors Anton Hajjar, Amber McReynolds, and Ronald Stroman, along with Kiran Ahuja, the nominee to be Office of Personnel Management Director. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Senate lawmakers introduce FISMA reforms, including cyber incident reporting for agencies, contractors

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Joanne Woytek, NASA SEWP program directorHead shot of Joanne Woytek

Research shows NIST, ISO supply chain standards have up to 89% overlap of risk controls

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NIST/HigginsCallie Higgins, materials research engineer at the National Institute of Standards and Technology

NIST engineer a finalist in this year’s Sammies for her work in 3D printing

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Roger Wicker, Maria Cantwell

In rare move, members of Congress want White House to request more money for one particular agency

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AP Photo/Ted ShaffreyColonial Pipeline storage tanks are seen in Woodbridge, N.J., Monday, May 10, 2021. Gasoline futures are ticking higher following a cyberextortion attempt on the Colonial Pipeline, a vital U.S. pipeline that carries fuel from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast. (AP Photo/Ted Shaffrey)

Biden administration eyes mandates under new effort to improve critical infrastructure cybersecurity

The administration will develop performance goals for critical infrastructure cybersecurity as part of an effort emphasizing voluntary collaboration, but…

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FILE - In this Jan. 27, 2021, file image from video, Jeff Zients, White House coronavirus response coordinator, speaks as Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and chief medical adviser to the president., Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, chair of the COVID-19 health equity task force, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Andy Slavitt, senior adviser to the White House COVID-19 Response Team,, appear on screen during a White House briefing on the Biden administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Washington. (White House via AP, File)

GAO: Agencies could’ve been more transparent in pandemic response OTA’s

In today’s Federal Newscast, agencies spent billions on urgent COVID-related contracts, but they neglected to report some important award information.

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Partnership for Public ServiceEdward Sisco, NIST

NIST scientist develops way to analyze illegal opioids faster, earns Sammies nod

One of the difficulties of controlling illegal opioids is that it comes mixed in with other substances. Sometimes detecting it can take hours of chemical analysis.

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