National Institute of Standards and Technology

  • Where Is Stimulus Money Going?

    The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act is giving $2 billion toward advancing health IT. But where exactly is that money going? Doctors, hospitals and clinics will get $300 million to create electronic health records. About…

  • Saving money by making money: One engineer’s quest saves millions at the US Mint

    A savings of $2 million per year is now being realized at the U.S. Mint after an innovative engineer stepped out of the box and asked a friend at another federal agency for help. In part three of our special report, Rainmakers and Money Savers, Federal News Radio takes you inside the lab where a group of engineers and nanotribologists combined their expertise to solve a coin-making problem and, in turn, saved a lot of cash.

  • Jeremy Grant, National Institute of Standards and Technology

    You might be a dog on the Internet, but nobody can tell for sure. Confidence in who people say they are online is vital to a cyber secure future for government and industry. People at the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace have been working on this problem within the Commerce Department for a couple of years now. Jeremy Grant is senior executive advisor for Identity Management at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss some recent progress.

  • Mobile: ‘disruptive, game-changing,’ and (hopefully) secure

    Federal workers are finding that mobile tech offers them flexibility and freedom that has the potential to vastly improve performance. But the downside is that these devices present a number of unique security risks.

  • ‘Major’ cyber breach of 44,000 FDIC customers triggered by former employee’s mistake

    Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee, says a former FDIC employee breached the information of 44,000 FDIC customers more than a month ago.

  • Getting employees to not just update their passwords, but care about cybersecurity

    Cybersecurity fatigue and governance are two fields researchers are looking into to learn how to improve cybersecurity in the government.

  • Murugiah Souppaya: NIST guide to speedy recovery of cyber attacks

    No agency is fully immune from possible cyber attacks, despite how strong defenses may be. Murugiah Souppaya, computer scientist at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, spoke on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about his company’s recently released guide for cybersecurity event recovery.

  • Rodney Petersen: Efforts to push through cybersecurity wars

    Industry and government both agree, without qualified people, America remains at risk in the cybersecurity wars. Rodney Peterson, director of the National Initiative on Cyber Security Education, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to discuss his team’s efforts

  • In the wake of the cyber sprint, OMB to develop new consolidated identity management guidance

    The Office of Management and Budget is writing a new consolidated policy on identity management. The forthcoming guidance is designed to give agencies one place to view OMB’s collection of identity management policies and lessons learned over the past several years.

  • Celia Paulsen: When and where to invest in technology infrastructure

    No federal agency can operate without its technology infrastructure including everything from data centers to mobile devices. But how do you know when and where to invest? The National Institute of Standard and Technology is accepting comments on the draft of a step-by-step analysis of your system. Celia Paulsen, a risk management officer at NIST, joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin to provide more information.