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NIST Issues Draft Guidance on Implementing Cybersecurity for PNT Operations

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has created draft cybersecurity guidelines for positioning, navigation and timing (PNT)-based technologies. The draft guidance also serves as a response to an Executive Order issued earlier this year on the responsible use of PNT services for national security. Comments on the draft guide are due on Nov. 23rd.

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Former NIST Exec Donna Dodson Honored for Federal Cybersecurity Accomplishments

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Donna Dodson, a 33-year veteran of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has been selected for the Partnership for Public Service's Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal in recognition of her efforts to help public and private sector organizations address cyber threats. Dodson was recognized among 11 medalists 

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Sens. Rob Portman, Gary Peters Propose Bill to Guide Gov’t Cybersecurity Allotments

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Sens. Rob Portman, R-Ohio, and Gary Peters, D-Mich., have presented a bill to improve the U.S. government's cybersecurity investments. “This bipartisan legislation will help give federal agencies the information they need to make informed decisions about their cybersecurity budgets,” Portman said. The Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, chaired by Portman, assessed agencies to produce the report.

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GAO: Agencies Overseeing Critical Sectors Must Ensure NIST Cybersecurity Framework Compliance

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The Government Accountability Office has found that most organizations voluntarily agreed to adopt the National Institute of Standards and Technology's cybersecurity framework but their overseeing agencies are yet to develop ways to ensure NIST compliance.

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NIST Publishes Modified Cybersecurity Framework; Matt Barrett Comments

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The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published the modified version of its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, citing changes that address different cybersecurity issues. NIST said Monday the Version 1.1 of the Cybersecurity Framework include “authentication and identity,” “self-assessing cybersecurity risk,” “managing cybersecurity within the supply chain” …

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Lawmakers Modify NIST’s Cyber Auditing Authority Under Proposed Bill

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House lawmakers have updated a proposed bill that originally aimed to make the National Institute of Standards and Technology responsible for auditing federal agencies’ cybersecurity, Nextgov reported Tuesday. The updated legislation would require NIST to support the security audits of agency inspectors general instead of running such audits themselves, the report said. …

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