NIST

  • Employee Identity Verification Cards

    All federal employees and contractors will soon need to use Employee Identity Verification Cards. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has now released updated technical specifications for the cards. Hildy Ferraiolo, a computer scientist for NIST, discusses what the update means for federal agencies.

  • NIST says secure those mobile devices

    New guidance offers steps agencies can take address risks in cell phones, PDAs

  • Software bugs still leaving agencies vulnerable

    Higher stage of maturity is necessary to secure systems

  • OMB names four new shared service providers

    Four agencies to provide IT security certification and accreditation services

  • OMB names four new shared service providers

    Four agencies to provide IT security certification and accreditation services

  • Structural Health Check Up

    Some experts are worried about the country’s infrastructure, and the National Institute of Standards and Technology is trying to help. NIST recently announced nine new awards for research projects to look at the structural health…

  • Wireless Security Guidance

    While many agencies have addressed wireless security in one way or another, the approach has not been standard across the government. That’s why the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is giving agencies guidance…

  • NIST offers help to secure wireless networks

    From cell phones to Blackberrys to wireless cards in laptops, nearly every federal worker and contractor connects to the Internet wirelessly these days. But there is no federal standard for securing these connections.

  • Aware of Awareness

    Louis Numkin Gretchen Morris FISSEA February 23rd, 2009

  • New security initiatives for a new IT model

    Dr. Ron Ross Project Leader, FISMA Implementation Project NIST March 31st, 2009