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December 8, 2015
Federal Register Number: 2015-30886

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites and requests nomination of individuals for appointment to eight existing Federal Advisory Committees

December 8, 2015

NIST is accepting nominations of individuals to serve on eight Federal Advisory Committees, including the Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB)...

December 2, 2015

NIST announces the public comment release of NIST Special Publication 800-178, A Comparison of Attribute Based Access Control (ABAC) Standards for Data Services. Extensible Access Control Markup Language (XACML...

November 20, 2015

In cooperation with the Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Program, NIST announces the release of NIST Interagency Report (NISTIR) 8080, Usability and Security Considerations for Public Safety Mobile...

November 6, 2015

NIST announces the final release of Special Publication (SP) 800-167, Guide to Application Whitelisting. The purpose of this publication is to assist organizations in understanding the basics ...

November 6, 2015

SP 800-131A Rev. 1 provides guidance for transitions to the use of stronger cryptographic keys and more robust algorithms by Federal government agencies when protecting sensitive, but unclassified information.

November 5, 2015

The full announcement, links to the draft documnet, comment template, email to send comments to, and to learn more about Draft SP 1800-4, Mobile Device Security: Cloud & Hybrid Builds, ...

November 2, 2015

NIST is excited to announce the release of the latest NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide, "IT Asset Management" for the Financial Services sector. The document is a draft, and comments are being accepted.

October 30, 2015

NIST announces the publication of Special Publication (SP) 800-152, A Profile for U. S. Federal Cryptographic Key Management Systems. This document contains requirements for the design, ...

October 30, 2015

NIST announces the final release of NIST Internal Report (NISTIR) 7966, Security of Interactive and Automated Access Management Using Secure Shell (SSH). The purpose of this document is to assist organizations...

October 30, 2015

NIST announces the release of NIST Inter agency Report (NISTIR) 7987 Revision 1, Policy Machine: Features, Architecture, and Specification. The ability to control access to sensitive data in accordance...

October 20, 2015
Federal Register Number: 2015-26539

NIST requests comments on Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 186-4, Digital Signature Standard, which has been in effect since July 2013. 

October 20, 2015

NIST requests comments on Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 186-4, Digital Signature Standard, which has been in effect since July 2013. FIPS 186-4 specifies three techniques—RSA,...

October 19, 2015
Federal Register Number: 2015-26429

This notice announces the withdrawal of six Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS): FIPS 181, FIPS 185, FIPS 188, FIPS 190, FIPS 191 and FIPS 196.

October 1, 2015

NIST requests public comments on Draft NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide 1800-3, Attribute Based Access Control. 

September 29, 2015

NIST announces the public comment release of NIST Special Publication 800-125B, Secure Virtual Network Configuration for Virtual Machine (VM) Protection. VMs constitute the primary resource to be protected in a...

September 28, 2015

NIST requests comments on Special Publication (SP) 800-177, Trustworthy Email. This draft is a complimentary guide to NIST SP 800-45 Guidelines on Electronic Mail Security and covers protocol security...

September 18, 2015

NIST requests comments on a draft of NIST Interagency Report (IR) 7511 Revision 4, Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Version 1.2 Validation Program Test Requirements.

September 15, 2015
Federal Register Number: 2015-23081

The Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board (ISPAB) will meet Wednesday, October 21, 2015 - Friday, October 23, 2015.  All sessions will be open to the public.

September 10, 2015

NIST requests comments on a revision of Special Publication (SP) 800-57, Part 1, Recommendation for Key Management, Part 1 (Rev. 4). This Recommendation provides general guidance and best practices for the management...

August 31, 2015

NIST is pleased to announce the third public comment release of NIST Internal Report (NISTIR) 8060, Guidelines for the Creation of Interoperable Software Identification (SWID) Tags. 

August 26, 2015

NIST's National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) has released a draft of the latest NIST Cybersecurity Practice Guide, Draft Special Publication (SP) 1800-2, Identity and Access Management for Electric...

August 21, 2015

NIST requests comments on the design and development of Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) version 1.3. Please send suggestions for SCAP 1.3 by September 28, 2015. For more information, visit the CSRC SCAP...

August 21, 2015

NIST announces the release of NIST Special Publication 800-176, 2014 Computer Security Division Annual Report. This annual report provides the important highlights and accomplishments of their work...

August 14, 2015
Federal Register Number: 2015-20040

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) invites organizations to provide products and technical expertise to support and demonstrate security platforms for the Mobile Device Security Building Block.

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