Scott Nicholas

NIST Releases Credit Card, Health Info Encryption Method Guide

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released an online document that discussed methods of format-preserving encryption in an effort to secure credit card and health information of citizens. NIST said Tuesday its “Special Publication 800-38G, Recommendation for Block Cipher Modes of Operation: Methods for Format-Preserving Encryption” addressed issues such as …

Read More »

EPA, DOE Release 2016 Energy Star Partners of the Year List

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Energy Department have released the list of awardees for the 2016 edition of Energy Star Partners of the Year. Both agencies have recognized 149 businesses from 35 states for its actions that worked to address energy-efficiency and environment protection, DOE said Tuesday. “Energy Star Partner of the …

Read More »

Profile: Randall Coleman, Executive Asst Director of FBI HQ’s Criminal, Cyber, Response & Services Branch

Randall Coleman serves as the executive assistant director of the criminal, cyber, response, and services branch at FBI‘s headquarters in Washington. He oversees all FBI criminal and cyber investigations around the world and the bureau’s internal operations, critical incident response and victim assistance program. Coleman has worked with FBI since 1997 and has held multiple …

Read More »

FedScoop: California Seeks FedRAMP Certification for State’s Cloud Service

California’s department of technology has applied for a certification to cover the state’s cloud service offerings through the U.S. General Services Administration‘s Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Alex Koma writes the state’s Chief Information Officer Carlos Romero announced a pending application of CalCloud for the FedRAMP certification that would make California the …

Read More »

Air Force to Decommission 2 GPS Satellites

The U.S. Air Force has started to dispose of two global positioning system satellites in an effort to reduce GPS constellation risks due to underperformance. The 50th Space Wing said March 16 space operators from the 2nd and 19th Space Operations Squadrons are conducting disposal operations for satellite vehicle numbers 37 and 40. The satellites …

Read More »

NASA Schedules 8th SpaceX Resupply Mission Launch for Early April

NASA has announced the launch date of the newest resupply service mission of a SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft to the International Space Station as April 8. The launch from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station will be the eighth delivery of supplies under SpaceX’s Commercial Resupply Services contract with NASA, the …

Read More »