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Key cybersecurity initiatives stall amid prolonged OMB review of NIST document

October 25, 2019 |
Rick Weber

The White House Office of Management Budget has been reviewing revised standards by the National Institute of Standards and Technology since the beginning of the year, and the absence of that foundational document on federal data protections has stalled -- or at least frustrated -- key cybersecurity initiatives including the Pentagon's landmark contractor certification proposal.

OMB's Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Privacy Branch, led by Kirsten Moncada, has been assigned to review a “final public draft” of a fifth...


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