Cybersecurity

NIST will fire the ‘starting gun’ in the race to quantum encryption

Experts in the public and private sectors highlighted how to proactively transition networks to quantum-resilient standards.

Artificial Intelligence

Lawmaker set to introduce bill to standardize AI system testing

The proposed legislation would focus on standardizing how AI systems are tested for fairness and safety, with the National Institute of Standards and Technology at the forefront.

Digital Government

NIST, Beeck Center, CDT to collaborate on digital identity and public benefits

The National Institute of Standards and Technology will be working with the Beeck Center for Social Impact and Innovation’s Digital Benefits Network as well as the nonprofit Center for Democracy and Technology.

Digital Government

Bipartisan House bill offers NIST help

The Expanding Partnerships for Innovation and Competitiveness Act would create a separate organization dedicated to helping NIST with its mission objectives.

Cybersecurity

NIST taps Analygence to help fix vulnerability database backlog

The standards agency has been unable to keep up with the inflow of system vulnerabilities being reported to its database.

Emerging Tech

NIST’s emerging tech work will be ‘very difficult’ without sustained funding, director says

Testifying before a House committee, NIST Director Laurie Locascio highlighted her agency’s ongoing work while making clear the need for more funding.

Cybersecurity

NIST issues new guidelines on protecting unclassified data in government systems

The framework considers the private sector’s increased role in helping the federal government in day-to-day operations and aims to reduce the risk of supply chain cyberattacks.

Emerging Tech

White House launches digital twins funding opportunity

The Biden administration is investing over $280 million into digital twin technologies to innovate in semiconductor manufacturing and research.

Artificial Intelligence

NIST delivers draft AI guidance, generative AI pilot program

Pursuant to the White House's sweeping October AI executive order, the National Institute of Standards and Technology unveiled four draft documents and a pilot program to guide AI innovation and testing.

Artificial Intelligence

NIST adds 5 new members to its AI Safety Institute

The new members will focus on AI objectives related to national security, standards development and more.

Artificial Intelligence

NIST’s new AI safety institute to focus on synthetic content, international outreach

Inaugural U.S. AI Safety Institute Director Elizabeth Kelly said she aims for the new NIST initiative to become the “leading safety institute in the world.”

People

NIST taps Kevin Stine to lead its IT lab

The Information Technology Laboratory has been at the heart of many of NIST’s landmark technology publications.

Cybersecurity

NIST debuts the finalized update to its Cybersecurity Framework

The streamlined blueprint has already gotten positive feedback from private sector organizations.

Artificial Intelligence

NIST inks partnership to put safety at the intersection of AI and genetic research

A new partnership between NIST and the Engineering Biology Research Consortium looks to secure biotechnologies from being exploited by powerful AI systems.

Emerging Tech

NIST calls for quantum tech experts to join advisory group

As global agencies are preparing to set standards in quantum technology, NIST is working on forming a U.S. delegation to represent American perspectives.

Artificial Intelligence

Commerce announces AI safety consortium

The new stakeholder group, based at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, will help drive AI safety standards.

Artificial Intelligence

Lawmakers seek to probe AI’s environmental impacts

A new bill would bring together the EPA and NIST to help Congress understand how AI is negatively or positively impacting the environment.

Artificial Intelligence

USAID wants help in crafting a playbook for global AI uses

The federal government’s latest artificial intelligence guidance is looking to take recommendations from earlier risk management documents.

Artificial Intelligence

Can NIST get it all done?

The small technology agency has a big share of the responsibility for executing on the Biden administration's executive order on artificial intelligence.