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3 Companies to Test Online Data Security Tools Under NIST Grant Program

3 Companies to Test Online Data Security Tools Under NIST Grant Program - top government contractors - best government contracting event

cybersecurityThe U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology has offered MorphoTrustHealthIDx and Galois $3.7 million in total grants to build tools that can help organizations and consumers to secure their online transactions.

MorphoTrust, HealthIDx and Galois represent the fourth set of grant recipients under NIST’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, the agency said Monday.

“The way we represent ourselves online is fundamental to nearly everything we do,” said Mike Garcia, NSTIC National Program Office acting director.ADS_cyber_200x200

NIST granted HealthIDx $813,922 to demonstrate a technology meant to protect the identity and information of medical patients, as well as awarded Galois $1,856,778 to create a biometric-based personal data storage platform for mobile ticketing and Internet of Things devices.

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Written by Mary-Louise Hoffman

is a writer of news summaries about executive-level business activity in the government contracting sector. Her reports for ExecutiveBiz are focused on trends and events that drive the GovCon industry to include commercial technologies that private companies are developing for federal government use. She contributes news content to ExecutiveBiz’s sister sites GovCon Wire and ExecutiveGov.

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