National Institute of Standards and Technology

  • Telemedicine offers benefits, risks

    While telemedicine may sound like science fiction, it is already a reality, Scholl said. And NIST is working on standards to make the overlaying technology work.

  • NIST’s new roadmap expands cloud conversation

    The agency issued draft of version 1 of the technology roadmap seeking to create cloud computing standards. The document details 10 cloud requirements that agencies need help on to adopt the emerging technology.

  • NIST releases second draft of Smart Grid cyber framework

    The NIST Framework and Roadmap for Smart Grid Interoperability Standards 2.0 builds upon the first cyber outline the agency released.

  • NIST’s Furlani to retire in early 2012

    Charles Romine has been selected to replace Furlani as the head of the NIST IT lab.

  • ELC: News and Notes

    OPM developing competency models for performance improvement officers and chief operating officers as part of its requirements under the GPRA Modernization Act. DHS moves to agile development to fix the HSIN program. NIST to update HSPD-12 card requirements to meet mobile needs.

  • NIST offers guidance on wireless security

    Karen Scarfone, one of the authors of the Wireless LAN publication, shares highlights from the guidance.

  • NIST publishes wireless cybersecurity best practices

    NIST has four new publications on improving cybersecurity.

  • Panel: Cloud computing ‘new way of doing business’

    Fred Whiteside, project manager for the cloud computing program at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and Wolf Tombe, chief technology officer, Customs and Border Protection joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris for a panel discussion on cloud computing in government.

  • DHS, NIST partner on ‘botnet playbook’

    The Homeland Security Department and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are teaming up to create a ”botnet playbook,” which will act as an industry ”code of conduct” for dealing with the cyber threat.

  • NIST releases latest cyber guide for agency networks

    The Commerce Department has issued the latest word on how to spot cybersecurity weaknesses in federal computer systems: It’s called the ”Guide for Conducting Risk Assessments,” and it’s been published by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.