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NIST Unveils Criticality Analysis Guidance Draft

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released draft guidance meant to help public and private sector entities identify system elements that must remain active in order to fulfill organizational missions. NIST said Monday its Criticality Analysis Process Model document offers a step-by-step guide on how to analyze critical parts of …

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22 Universities to Receive NASA R&D Funds, Flight Opportunities

NASA will award grants to 22 universities to research and develop technology in areas such as remote sensing, nanotechnology, astrophysics and aeronautics. The agency said Friday it may incorporate research results from the Established Program to Stimulate Competitive Research into ongoing Earth science, aeronautics and deep space exploration work. Thirteen universities will …

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SBA Releases New Historically Under-Utilized Business Zones Map to Encourage Small Biz Participation

The Small Business Administration has unveiled a new map of historically under-utilized business zones as part of an effort to modernize the agency’s federal contracting programs. SBA said June 28 the map is designed to help small businesses determine if they are eligible to participate in the HUBZone program. The map contains the latest …

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Inspector General: DHS Must Update Financial Mgmt Systems, IT Security Programs

The Department of Homeland Security‘s inspector general has said DHS’ chief information officer and acting chief financial officer must work together to update financial management systems and associated information technology security programs. KPMG was contracted to perform an audit of fiscal 2016 DHS financial statements as well as evaluate general information technology …

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