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NIST Issues New Revision of Guide to Assessing Information Security Safeguards
Release Date: 12/16/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released the final version of the 2014 update to its core guide to assessing the … more

Cloud Metrics Could Provide the Goldilocks Solution to Which Cloud Vendor Is 'Just Right'
Release Date: 12/15/2014

As government agencies and other organizations invest in cloud computing services, they are challenged to determine which cloud provider and … more

Computing with Single Atoms
Release Date: 11/26/2014

Left: Large atomic terraces. Right: Atomic resolution patterning by scanning tunneling microscope . As features on silicon microchips continue to … more

Filling the Gap: NIST Document to Protect Federal Information in Nonfederal Information Systems
Release Date: 11/18/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published for public review draft recommendations to ensure the confidentiality of … more

Cyber Security: Your Mother Was Right, Sharing is Good, And NIST Has Some Help on How
Release Date: 11/10/2014

Time is not your friend when your information systems are under cyber attack, but sharing threat information before, during, and after an attack … more

2014 Cybersecurity Education Meeting Emphasizes Presidential Ready to Work Initiative
Release Date: 11/04/2014

The National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education ( NICE ) is hosting its fifth annual workshop November 5-6, 2014, in Columbia, Md. The theme … more

UMD and NIST Announce the Creation of the Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science
Release Date: 10/31/2014

Abby Robinson , UMD 301-405-4575 Center researchers aim to understand how quantum systems can store, transport, process information The University … more

NIST's Cloud Computing Roadmap Details Research Requirements and Action Plans
Release Date: 10/22/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published the final version of the US Government Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap, … more

NIST Awards Contract to MITRE to Support Cybersecurity Center of Excellence
Release Date: 09/24/2014

Initial Tasks under IDIQ Contract Total $29 Million to Operate Newly Established Federally Funded Research and Development Center The U.S. … more

NCCoE Seeks Comments on Mobile Device Security Building Block
Release Date: 09/17/2014

NIST’s National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has posted a revised draft of a building block to help enterprises address security … more

Three Pilot Projects Receive Grants to Improve Online Security and Privacy
Release Date: 09/17/2014

The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) today announced nearly $3 million in grants that will … more

NIST Megacities Carbon Project Named 'Project to Watch' by United Nations
Release Date: 09/15/2014

A greenhouse gas field measurement research program developed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and … more

NIST Announces FY 2014 Small Business Innovation Research Awards
Release Date: 09/15/2014

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has awarded more than $2.2 million in Phase I and Phase II … more

NIST Helps Develop New Standard for Microsensor Technology
Release Date: 09/09/2014

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has contributed to the development of a new standard for defining the performance of … more

New Forensic Subcommittee on Digital Evidence Added to Organization of Scientific Area Committees
Release Date: 09/08/2014

Digital evidence, one of the fastest growing areas of forensic science, will now have its own subcommittee in the National Institute of Standards … more

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