Commerce

NIST Experiments with Critical Infrastructure Protections

Over in the IT world, this is fairly basic stuff, though it has rarely been tried for operation technology.

NIST Wants to Make PIV Cards Work for Smartphones in Two Years

The effort mirrors a Pentagon plan to improve identity verification on mobile devices.

NIST Teams Up with IBM’s Watson to Rate How Dangerous Computer Bugs Are

The artificial intelligence program will replace tedious work done by human analysts.

Census Bureau Isn’t Properly Managing Its Risk Management Review System

A lack of continuous assessment and oversight led to bad reporting, which in turn led to bad decision-making and a weak cybersecurity posture.

Supply Chain Group Aims to Reduce Counterfeits in Federal Systems

The proposed acquisition rule will require only original manufacturers or vetted resellers supply some components.

Have Ideas on How Agencies Can Actually Use All Their Data?

The Federal Data Strategy team wants feedback on its framework for how agencies can leverage their data.

NOAA Needs to Know If Its Big Data Cloud Partnerships Are Working

The agency wants to hear from users before it takes its next steps in its open data program.

Commerce Department Seeks Comments on Outcome-Based Privacy Protections

The government wants to focus on what consumers should broadly expect from companies, not the methods for getting there.

NOAA Invests in a Second Round of Commercial Weather Data

The agency announced a second round of awards for its Commercial Weather Data Pilot as it preps for a third.

Patent Office: Can AI, Quantum Determine If a New Idea Is Really New?

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office wants to know if advanced tech like AI and quantum computing can help examiners sift through the world’s collective knowledge.

NIST’s Next Framework Focuses on Protecting Consumers’ Privacy

The Commerce Department agency will begin gathering feedback for a privacy framework at a Texas conference in October.

Census Bureau Must Fix 3,100 Cyber Vulnerabilities Before 2020 Count

The first digital census has suffered from delays and ballooning IT costs, an auditor’s report states.

NOAA Creates Workarounds for Malfunctioning Weather Satellite

The GOES-17 still isn’t working the way it’s meant to, but engineers believe they have a way to make it more functional than not.

Census Awards Last Major IT Contract Ahead of 2020 Count

The award comes as officials work to get preparations for the 2020 count back on track.

NOAA’s Next-Gen Weather Satellite is Still Malfunctioning and May Not be Fixable

The second satellite in NOAA’s $11 billion GOES program continues to experience issues with its most important instrument and officials still aren’t sure what’s wrong.