Internet Infrastructure Protection:|
Work with DHS, DoD and IETF to expedite the development and foster the
deployment of new security technologies to protect the Internet infrastructure.
Keywords: IPsec/IKE, use of AES in internet protocols, DNS security, BGP security, NIIST simulation
framework, Cerberus/PlutoPlus, IPv6, Government Profiles, Security Guidelines.
Develop requirements and standards
for public safety communications and
indoor localization technologies;
develop simulation and modeling tools to assess network requirements;
provide IP Telephony industry with applied research and test tools for VoIP and
TR 25 technologies.
Keywords: integrated data, voice, image, and video services; first responders, emergency/disaster response,
Session Initiation Protocol (SIP), mobile ad-hoc networks, IEEE802, IETF, Project 25, TIA TR-8.
|| Robust Mobility and Wireless Networks
Develop measurements and tools for mobility protocols and assist industry in developing standard protocols for
seamless and secure mobility;
assist IEEE 1073 in its development of guidelines for the use of wireless technologies for
medical device communications,
design, prototype, and evaluate mechanisms for interoperable wireless indoor communications, evaluate protocols and algorithms to facilitate standardization and
adoption of wireless ad hoc networks.
Keywords: Access networks, sensor networks, mobile ad-hoc networks, WLAN, WPAN, handover, mobility,
scalability, QoS, ad hoc routing, telemedicine, IEEE 1073, IEEE 802, IETF.
Measurement Science for Complex Information Systems:|
Understand behavior of service-oriented architectures (SOAs) at large scale and investigate control regimes for SOAs.
Develop information and knowledge management techniques necessary to enable self organization and self management
of global information systems.
Improve the quality of emerging public specifications for SOA technologies and to expedite the availability of
viable commercial products.
Keywords: Grid computing, SOA, emergent behavior, control and management.
Quantum Information Networks:|
Investigate engineering and measurement issues for quantum information networks, implement and test quantum cryptographic
algorithms/quantum key distribution systems.
Keywords: quantum communication, cryptography & key distribution (QKD), BB84, free space optics, photon source/dectors.
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Spring DNSSEC Policy-to-Practice Workshop Held at NIST:|
May 2008 -- The DNSSEC Deployment Initiative held a hands-on, policy-to-practice
workshop for U.S. government DNS operators May 15-16 at the NIST campus
in Gaithersburg, Maryland. There were 15 participants from 11 different
organizations present, and the workshop was conducted by members of ITL
and Sparta Inc contractors. Attendees learned how to deploy DNSSEC to
meet the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) security
controls. At least one participant is continuing their deployment
through an active delegation in the Secure Naming Infrastructure (SNIP)
pilot domain. The SNIP and hands-on workshops are part of the DNSSEC
Deployment Initiative sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security
Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T). Another workshop is
tentatively scheduled for fall of 2008. More information can be found
Contact:Scott Rose (email@example.com)
Montgomery Receivs Federal Computer Week 2008 Federal 100 Award
March 2008 -- Doug Montgomery received the Federal 100 Award for his leadership and technical contributions in the development of a standards profile, A Profile for IPv6 in the U.S. Government - Version 1.0, to support the implementation of Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) by government agencies. The profile provides a long-term strategy for 2010 and beyond; it recommends technical standards for common network devices, such as hosts, routers, firewalls and intrusion detection systems. It also outlines the compliance and testing programs that NIST will be establishing to ensure that IPv6-enabled federal information systems are interoperable and secure, and that they work with existing IPv4 systems. The winners are nominated by Federal Computer Week readers and selected by an independent panel of judges for their contributions to the development, acquisition or management of federal IT.
Mr. Montgomery will be honored at a March 24 gala in McLean, Virginia.
Contact:Doug Montgomery (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Announcing DRAFT NIST SP500-267 A Profile for IPv6 in the U.S. Government -
Version 1.0 (Draft 2)
A DRAFT of NIST Special Publication 500-267, A Profile for IPv6 in the U.S.
Government - Version 1.0 (Draft 2), is now available for public comment.
This publication provides a standards profile to assist federal agencies in
developing plans to acquire and deploy products that implement Internet
Protocol version 6 (IPv6). The profile recommends IPv6 capabilities for common
network devices, including hosts, routers, intrusion detection systems, and
firewalls, and includes a selection of IPv6 standards and specifications
needed to meet the minimum operational requirements of most federal agencies.
Additional details on downloading the draft special publication and the
process for submitting comments can be found here:
Domain Name System Security (DNSSEC) Policy to Practice Workshop for USG DNS
NIST, in collaboration with Sparta, DHS and the dnssec-deployment.org
initiative, with host a hands-on, policy-to-practice, workshop for USG DNS
operators October 24 and 25, 2007 at NIST. The workshop is aimed to help
USG network operators understand, pilot and deploy DNSSEC technologies in
accordance with recent NIST technical guidance and FISMA policies.
Participants will be lead through hands-on tutorials on the technologies,
tools, policies and practices necessary for successful DNSSEC deployment in
.gov domains. As part of the workshop, participants will establish pilot
domains in the Secure Naming Infrastructure Pilot (SNIP) testbed
It is envisioned that USG DNS operators will
continue to participate in the on-going SNIP testbed activities following the
USG DNS Operators, and DNSSEC technology vendors wishing to participate in the
workshop, and the SNIP testbed activities to follow, should contact
further details and to register to participate.
In December 2006, the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology
Special Publication 800-53, Revision 1, Recommended Security
Controls for Federal Information Systems. This guidance includes a plan for
staged deployment of DNSSEC technology within federal IT systems, and
specifies the mandatory minimum DNS security controls necessary to comply with
Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) required by the FISMA
A draft revision of Special Publication 800-53A Guide for
Assessing the Security Controls in Federal Information Systems that addresses
corresponding DNSSEC assessment guides is currently under development.
NIST QKD System Received 2007 R&D 100 Award
October 1, 2007 - The high-speed fiber Quantum Key
Distribution (QKD) system built in ANTD won a 2007 R&D 100 award. It was
selected by an independent judging panel and the editors of the R&D
Magazine as one of the 100 most technologically significant products within the
past year. It was noted that this
year’s program was particularly competitive. The team has been invited to
attend a black tie gala event at Chicago’s Navy Pier on October 18 to formally
collect their award.
Xiao Tang (email@example.com)