Tag Archives: standards

Rep. Michael Burgess Drafts Bill on New EHR Systems Interoperability Measures

Rep. Michael Burgess (R-Texas) is proposing new measures for vendors to comply with systems interoperability standards for electronic health records as he pointed to concerns over the progress of interoperability efforts, GovInfoSecurity reported Thursday. Marianne Kolbasuk McGee writes that Burgess is drafting a bill called “Ensuring Interoperability of Qualified Electronic Health Records” that also calls …

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NIST, NARA Publish Standards on Sensitive Federal Data Mgmt

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has partnered with the National Archives and Records Administration to develop proposed standards for data security at government contracting companies, FCW reported Wednesday. Mark Rockwell and Troy Schneider write that Draft Special Publication 800-171 covers controlled but unclassified federal information stored at nonfederal information systems. The report said government …

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Jordon Sims: DHS Should Adopt Project Management Certification Standards

The Department of Homeland Security must implement acquisition training and certification standards to limit program risks, Jordon Sims of the Project Management Institute writes in a Federal Times opinion piece published Thursday. Sims, PMI director for organization relations and programs, believes that adopting a standardized framework could help DHS assess portfolio …

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FAA to Unveil Commercial Drone Rules By Year’s End

The Federal Aviation Administration plans to issue draft regulations governing commercial use of small unmanned aerial systems by the end of this year, Aviation International News reported Friday. Bill Carey writes that flight rules for larger commercial drones will follow after industry finishes technical standards related to UAS collision warning …

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Jon Davis: Pentagon Must Change IT Network Mgmt Approach

Jon Davis, former deputy commander of the U.S. Cyber Command, said Wednesday that military cyber networks must be considered as important as weapon systems, Defense Systems reported Thursday. Joey Cheng writes that Davis told the audience at the annual Navy IT Day event Wednesday that existing information technology systems across …

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FDA, Industry Groups Partner to Form Medical Tech Cyber Standards

The Food and Drug Administration has partnered with industry groups to develop standards meant to help medical device firms protect their technology offerings from cybersecurity threats, MassDevice reported Thursday. Arezu Sarvestani writes the FDA released formal guidance last year recommending that manufacturers document their cyber risk management measures in premarket …

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