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February 10, 2016  |  Splunk

During his opening remarks, Dr. Willie May, Director of NIST, highlighted Splunk as one of six partners that renewed their commitment to NCCoE. Splunk’s commitment to the center includes providing the NCCoE with technical expertise, products, and outreach assistance. Splunk has committed to supporting NCCoE’s upcoming Financial Services Access Rights Management project with its operational intelligence software platform and technical expertise.

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February 09, 2016  |  HealthITSecurity

Earlier this week, President Barack Obama announced the implementation of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) in an effort to further improve the nation’s approach to cybersecurity.

In terms of healthcare cybersecurity, the increase in information sharing could be greatly beneficial, according to earlier statements from the Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST).

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February 09, 2016  |  Computer Weekly

US president Barack Obama’s last budget proposals include $19bn for cyber security, but critics say this is still not proportionate to the threat.

Obama said the newly-established cyber security Center of Excellence will bring together industry and government experts to research and develop new cutting-edge cyber technologies.

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February 09, 2016  |  Health Data Management

Momentum is building toward finding a way to fix security vulnerabilities in wireless medical infusion pumps, which are widely used in the nation’s hospitals.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is mounting the charge, announcing in late January that it’s looking for technology companies to participate in a collaborative project to improve the security of wireless infusion pumps.

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February 08, 2016  |  Emergency Management

Cybersecurity challenges facing the nation were the topic of much discussion on the morning of Monday, Feb. 8, following the dedication of the new and expanded 60,000 square-foot National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) facility in Maryland that is working to accelerate the development and use of secure, standards-based technology in the private sector.

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February 08, 2016  |  Imperial Valley News

The National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) in Rockville, Md., is a public-private partnership launched by the Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 2013.

After more than two years working in cramped temporary quarters, NCCoE’s new facility in Rockville, Md., provides them with five times the laboratory space previously available for collaborative advanced information technology projects.

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February 08, 2016  |  ExecutiveGov

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has unveiled a new facility in Rockville, Maryland to house projects and operations of the National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence.

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February 08, 2016  |  Inside Cybersecurity

The grand opening of the National Institute of Standards and Technology's expanded cybersecurity center of excellence on Monday provided a platform for Obama administration officials and industry representatives to highlight the need for even greater public-private collaboration both domestically and internationally.

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February 08, 2016  |  MyMCMedia

Government officials and business leaders toured and celebrated the newly expanded National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (NCCoE) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Rockville on Monday. MyMCMedia’s Maureen Chowdhury reports.

The new facility is 60,000 square-feet and includes 22 labs. U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker, U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski, U.S. Senator Ben Cardin, U.S. Rep. John Delaney,  U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes, and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford also attended the event.

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February 07, 2016  |  FedScoop

The top executive of an iconic American security firm called Monday for a major change in administration policy on cybersecurity, saying that putting intelligence agencies in charge had been a mistake and arguing for a much larger role for the Department of Commerce.

Amit Yoran, president of RSA, made the remarks at the dedication ceremony for NIST’s expanded National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence in Rockville, Md.