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NIST Unveils Recommendations to Secure Federal Networks

The National Institute of Standards and Technology issued the draft document detailing its latest guidelines on how federal agencies could secure better networks against large-scale Distributed Denial of Service attacks. The NIST said in a notice that routing control plane anomalies such as Border Gateway Protocol, prefix hijacking and route leaks have been disrupting services and causing damage across the government in recent years. 

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NIST Discovers How to Expand 5G Use With ‘Smart’ Antennas, Narrow Beams

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a method to design “smart” antennas that use narrow beams and provide lower signal interference, delays and energy loss during transmissions. NIST said Monday, the method utilizes narrow beams to rapidly send signals in different directions and support 5G wireless devices and base stations. It also enables system designers and engineers to select appropriate antenna beamwidths and the antenna that best suits a specific application. 

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NIST Issues New Strategies to Commercialize Federally Funded R&D

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a draft green paper outlining how the government should improve investments in commercializing products built in federally-funded research and development projects. 

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NIST Releases Standard to Guide Emergency Response Drone Practice

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published a new regulation to standardize the control of pilots on emergency response drones. The Standard for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Used for Public Safety Operations features 10 aerial test procedures that measure drone system functionality and pilot competency in performing basic maneuvers, NIST said Tuesday.

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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver Urges NIST to Endorse Facial Detection Tech Testing Standards

Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) has called on the National Institute of Standards and Technology to recommend best practices and industry standards to facilitate tests of demographic biases related to facial recognition systems. Cleaver made his request through a letter addressed to NIST Director Walter Copan, the congressman’s office said in a news release Tuesday.

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NIST Publishes Behavioral Anomaly Detection Guide on Industrial Control Systems

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence, in cooperation with the National Institute of Science and Technology's Engineering Laboratory, has introduced a process that shows how a manufacturing firm can update the security of its industrial control systems via behavioral anomaly detection.

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CyberSeek: D.C. Metro Area Has Largest Number of Cybersecurity Job Openings

New figures from CyberSeek reveal that the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area has landed the top spot when it comes to the number of cybersecurity job openings. The D.C. metro area has approximately 44K vacancies for cyber professionals, followed by New York City at 20.2K, Dallas at 12K, Chicago at 11.2K and Los Angeles at 10.6K, the National Institute of Standards and Technology said Wednesday.

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