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CBO: Small Biz Cybersecurity Bill Would Cost $6M Through 2022

A Congressional Budget Office report says a proposed House bill that would provide small businesses access to cybersecurity resources from the National Institutes of Standards and Technology would cost $6 million over five years. The NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act of 2017 would require the agency to help companies address cyber threats through the voluntary use of tools, methodologies and guidelines, CBO said …

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IARPA, NIST Launch Facial Recognition Software Design Challenge

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity and the National Institute of Standards and Technology have introduced a prize competition for facial recognition software developers, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. IARPA’s Face Recognition Prize Challenge aims to create technologies that will work to  analyze non-cooperative images wherein the subjects are unaware when the pictures are taken. Interested developers can register …

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NIST Issues Draft Guidance on Cyber Best Practices for Federal Agencies

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has unveiled new draft guidance that suggests best practices for agencies to secure federal information systems, Nextgov reported Monday. The Interagency Report 8170 document provides instructions on how federal agencies can utilize NIST frameworks to assess the cybersecurity of technology vendors and allocate cybersecurity responsibilities to …

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Report: NIST to Release New Online Password Security Guide

The National Institute of Standards and Technology could release this summer new guidance that recommends the use of long passwords or passphrases to eliminate the need for periodic password changes, Nextgov reported Friday. The guide also calls on government agencies and contractors to allow password length of at least 64 characters; encourage employees to create …

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Nonprofit Offers White House Recommendations to Bolster Federal Cyber Workforce

Nonprofit organization (ISC)2 has urged President Donald Trump’s administration to prioritize federal cyber workforce development programs through a set of recommendations the group sent to White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus. The Clearwater, Florida-based nonprofit recommended priority areas it believes President Trump should consider for inclusion in a cybersecurity executive order, (ISC)2 said Wednesday. …

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NIST Launches Indoor Navigation App Devt Challenge

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has launched a challenge to foster the development of a smartphone application for indoor navigation. NIST said Friday the PerfLoc competition aims to give app developers and small companies access to NIST-collected data to aid the creation computer algorithms for indoor localization tools. An NIST-led team collected data …

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Senate Committee Approves Bill Seeking Cybersecurity Resources for SMEs

The Senate Commerce Committee has passed a bill that would provide resources for small and medium companies to address cyber threats, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Joseph Marks writes the committee approved the Making Available Information Now to Strengthen Trust and Resilience and Enhance Enterprise Technology Cybersecurity Act  through a voice vote Wednesday after Sen. Brian …

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