National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Here’s the role the government should play in setting AI standards, according to NIST

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 1 week ago

Could government-developed "trustworthiness" metrics be on their way?

Biometrics are pushed to improve as DHS, NIST continue to test algorithms

by Dave Nyczepir • 2 weeks ago

Customs and Border Protection relies on both agencies to test the face recognition algorithms it uses.

NIST drafts enhanced cyber standards for defense contractors

by Jackson Barnett • 3 weeks ago

NIST published a draft of new cybersecurity guidelines for defense contractors, a key attack point for adversaries seeking government secrets and IP.

With help from NIST, Sen. Wyden wants us to be smarter about .zip files

by Joe Warminsky • 4 weeks ago

“Many people incorrectly believe password-protected .zip files can protect sensitive data. Indeed, many password-protected .zip files can be easily broken with off-the-shelf hacking tools,” the Oregon Democrat says in a letter to NIST.

Report: Benefits agencies, lacking guidance, slow to abandon traditional identity verification

by Dave Nyczepir • 1 month ago

The 2017 Equifax data breach has officials second-guessing the old method, but no federal recommendations exist ensuring alternatives are adopted.

Senators introduce bipartisan national AI strategy

by Tajha Chappellet-Lanier • 2 months ago

The Artificial Intelligence Initiative Act would invest $2.2 billion over five years and charge several agencies with focusing on the technology.

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