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NIST security division expands role

The National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) Computer Security Division will be playing a significant role in the Bush administration’s cybersecurity strategy, according to Howard Schmidt, acting chairman of the President’s Cybersecurity Board. The NIST division did not move to the new Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection (IAIP) Directorate at the Homeland Security Department (DHS), as originally set out in the White House’s plan. Discussions are under way to determine how the organization can and will contribute to the implementation of the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, Schmidt said. “Their role will be bigger now than it ever has been in the past,” he said. Full Story

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