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House bill requiring cyber audits by NIST could overhaul agency's role

March 02, 2017 |
Charlie Mitchell
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Having the National Institute of Standards and Technology audit other federal agencies' cybersecurity practices is not a matter of NIST “stepping up” its game, as House Science Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) said this week – rather it would be a matter of dramatically redefining NIST's role and relationship with other federal entities.

The Science panel's bill – which Smith insisted is within the committee's jurisdiction – would require an audit of federal agencies' cybersecurity practices by the National Institute of...


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