Tag Archives: National Institute of Standards and Technology

NIST Releases New Dataset to Combat Cyber Attacks

A group of computer scientists says they have enlarged a database designed to improve applications that help programmers find weaknesses in software. The team from the National Institute of Standards and Technology has released the SAMATE Reference Dataset version 4.0, a free online tool designed to assist programmers fortify their …

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NASA Planning Cloud Storefront for Scientists

NASA is planning to offer the agency’s scientists a cloud marketplace, or storefront, allowing them to determine their computing needs and access cloud services from any location. NASA is cited as a success story in government cloud computing for its Nebula cloud computing platform, a private cloud platform using open source …

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NIST Report Finds SPARK Immunity Holding Strong

A National Institute of Standards and Technology report released this week validated AdaCore’s claims its SPARK language holds immunity to many vulnerabilities other languages fall prey to. The Source Code Security Analysis Tool Functional Specification Version 1.1 report looked at software assurance tools in an effort to improve software quality. …

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DARPA, NIST Collaborate on Avant-Garde Translation Technology

The National Institute of Standards and Technology and the Department of Defense are working together on an cutting-edge voice-translation technology designed to enhance communication between the U.S. military and non-English speakers in Afghanistan. Called TRANSTAC, the DARPA project currently focuses on Pashto, but NIST has also assessed machine translation systems …

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NIST Hosts Cybersecurity Education Workshop

Together with several federal departments and agencies, the National Institute of Standards and Technology will host a two-day workshop on cybersecurity education. Taking place Aug. 11-12, the Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity Education workshop will be held in cooperation with the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Education, the …

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