Tag Archives: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Kantara Initiative OKs ID.me as Authorized Service Provider Under New NIST Guidelines

Kantara Initiative’s board of directors has approved ID.me‘s identity platform as a credentialed service provider, in compliance with the National Institute of Standards and Technology‘s 800-63-3 special publication guidelines. The company said Thursday the new standards support security, citizen access and interoperability for healthcare services across the federal government. The …

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DISA, NIST Seek Industry Feedback on Uniform Metrics for Commercial Cloud Acquisition

The Defense Information Systems Agency’s Procurement Services Directorate and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are seeking information on standardized metrics to streamline service level agreements for commercial cloud contracts. DISA posted a request for information Friday calling for industry feedback on efforts to create a catalog of metrics for …

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Parsons Unveils New Portfolio of Infrastructure Security Platforms, Services

Parsons has introduced a suite of technology platforms and services intended to help public and private sector customers avoid cyber attacks on critical infrastructure assets. The Domain6 portfolio features cyber-physical protection systems that the company has provided to government intelligence and defense agencies as well as commercial customer facilities, Parsons said Friday. …

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Telos Seeks to Streamline NIST Cyber Framework Adoption With New Xacta 360 Risk Mgmt App

Telos has launched a new application for its risk management tool designed to facilitate the implementation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Cybersecurity Framework. The new cyber risk management app for the company’s Xacta 360 platform works to help organizations carry out security risk self-assessments and management operations, …

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AWS Cloud-Based Platform Helps Agencies Exchange Geospatial Data

Amazon Web Services has reported that a cloud-based online platform works to help government agencies access geospatial data, services and applications. DOI launched the GeoPlatform site in 2015 for agencies to use, analyze and exchange geospatial information, according to an AWS blog post published Thursday. The department works with Zivaro, formerly known as Global Technology Resources …

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Keysight SVP, CTO Jay Alexander Joins NIST’s Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology

Jay Alexander, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Keysight Technologies, has joined an advisory group that reviews and recommends general policy for the National Institute of Standards and Technology. Keysight said Tuesday Alexander will serve a three-year term on NIST’s Visiting Committee on Advanced Technology. “The opportunity to be part of the …

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Commerce-DHS Report: Private, Public Sectors Should Grow Cyber Workforce via Apprenticeships

A report by the departments of Homeland Security and Commerce calls for both private and public sectors to build up the cybersecurity workforce through “hands-on, experiential and work-based learning approaches” such as internships and apprenticeships. DHS and the Commerce Department prepared the report in compliance with President Donald Trump’s executive …

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AWS Certifies Government Cloud Competency of Partner Network Member StackArmor

Amazon Web Services‘ has conferred its Government Competency status on stackArmor for services and applications for federal customers on AWS. StackArmor, an AWS Partner Network member, said Tuesday it provides AWS-certified services to help government clients migrate and manage business and web applications on cloud architectures. The Washington, D.C.-based company …

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NIST, Florida International University to Collaborate on Cyber Education

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has partnered with Florida International University to implement outreach programs that will focus on cybersecurity education, training and workforce development. NIST said Wednesday its National Initiative for Cybersecurity Education program will oversee the agency-university collaboration as part of efforts to help address gaps in training and labor supply. …

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IARPA Names Winners of Fingerprint Capture Challenge

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has announced the winners of a competition that sought automated methods to recognize and collect fingerprints. The Nail to Nail Fingerprint Challenge began in February last year and gathered participants from around the globe to develop capture technologies with a biometric recognition capacity, the Office of the Director of …

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NIST Supports Planned RF Spectrum Sharing Between U.S. Military & Industry

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is supporting the Federal Communications Commission‘s plan to facilitate the sharing of a 150-megahertz radio frequency spectrum band between U.S. military and private sector users. NIST said Thursday it has helped develop standards, test procedures and certification tools that will authorize broadband service providers …

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Leonardo Tests Naval Gun System Security

Leonardo has tested the resilience of its naval gun weapon system to cyber attacks as part of an extensive vulnerability assessment effort. The company said Tuesday it evaluated the OTO 76/62 Super Rapid gun to identify potential system weaknesses and implement measures to address identified cybersecurity risks. During the evaluation, Leonardo explored …

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Lockheed Adopts Remediant Privileged Access Mgmt Platform

Lockheed Martin has implemented a Remediant-built privileged access management system as part of efforts to comply with controlled unclassified information management and security policies for Defense Department contractors. Remediant said Monday it provided the SecureONE platform to help address Lockheed’s requirement for a PAM system that integrates multifactor authentication and access privileges. SecureONE …

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Unisys Gets Expanded NIAP Certification for Microsegmentation Security Platform

Unisys has received a National Information Assurance Partnership accreditation to make its microsegmentation security software platform available to government agencies seeking to protect classified data and systems that run on Microsoft 10 and Windows Server 2016 operating systems. The company said Thursday the expanded certification for the Stealth software came two years …

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