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NIST Releases Reference Document for Federal Community Clouds

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a document detailing the need for transparent monitoring procedures and methods of distribution for federal community clouds to improve the efficiency of, and make cloud processes and transactions easier for, the members of these cloud environments.

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NIST Seeks Feedback on Draft Plan to Drive AI Dev’t

The National Institute of Standards and Technology is looking for public input on a draft plan to promote government and industry engagement in artificial intelligence initiatives for economic and national security applications. 

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NIST Releases Risk Management Guide for Internet of Things Devices

The National Institute of Standards and Technology's Computer Security Resource Center released a publication on internet of things risk management. The document, entitled "Considerations for Managing IoT Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks," is intended to help federal employees understand and handle IoT risks affecting privacy and cybersecurity across a device's life cycle, the agency said.

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NIST Recommends New Practices for Unclassified Info Security

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has added new information security strategies in an existing recommendation document for nonfederal organizations. NIST said Wednesday that it released a companion draft containing new recommendations for the existing publication entitled Protecting Controlled Unclassified Information in Nonfederal Systems and Organizations.

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Report: US Would See $1B in Economic Losses During GPS Outage

RTI International, sponsored by the National Institute of Standards and Technology, released a report stating that a nationwide GPS outage would result in a $1 billion per day impact in critical industries. The report, titled “Economic Benefits of the Global Positioning System (GPS),” also found that the economic impact of a GPS service loss would be 50 percent higher during the planting season in April and May due to the agriculture sector’s widespread deployment of GPS-based technologies. 

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GAO: Feds Need New Guidance to Protect Online Applications

A new report by the Government Accountability Office calls for new guidance on implementing alternative methods for knowledge-based verification to better secure online applications for government benefits. 

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NIST Updates Cybersecurity Guide for First Responders

The National Institute of Standards and Technology released the updated version of its cybersecurity practice guide to secure applications used in emergencies for first responders. The document details how organizations can utilize single sign-on and multi-factor authentication tools. The Mobile Application Single Sign-On: Improving Authentication for Public Safety First Responders aims to help public safety organizations accelerate authentication of responders. 

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NIST Holds Workshop for AI Standards Development Effort; Walter Copan Quoted

The National Institute of Standards and Technology conducted a workshop Thursday to determine the opportunities and challenges of artificial intelligence as it works to develop technical standards for AI in accordance with an executive order issued in February, Federal News Network reported Friday. NIST Director Walter Copan said establishing AI technical standards seeks to reduce agencies’ threat vulnerabilities and establish public confidence in AI-based platforms.

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