Inside Cybersecurity

October 23, 2021

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NIST’s cybersecurity workload continues to grow without additional resources to fulfill White House mandates

By Sara Friedman / September 21, 2021

The White House is leveraging the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s stakeholder relationships to fulfill its objectives around cybersecurity without providing additional funding and resources, according to experts who are raising concerns about damage to the agency’s core cybersecurity work.

NIST has “ongoing committed work that is built into their DNA,” former NIST official John Banghart told Inside Cybersecurity, referencing ongoing responsibilities to provide other agencies with guidance around information security through FISMA and recent White House mandated efforts...

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