National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
With the collaborative project involving S&T, NIST, and TSA, physical driver’s license holders may soon be able to apply for Mobile Driver’s Licenses (mDLs) stored on smartphones.
Through our partnership with NIST, DHS created a roadmap for those organizations who should be taking action now to prepare for a transition to post-quantum cryptography. This guide will help organizations create effective plans to ensure the continued security of their essential data against the post-quantum threat and prepare for the transition to the new post-quantum cryptography standard when published by NIST.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), in partnership with the Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), has released a roadmap to help organizations protect their data and systems and to reduce risks related to the advancement of quantum computing technology.
Quantum-based technology has the potential to transform computing, communications, and by extension, business, innovation, and national security. With these developments also comes new risk to the interconnected systems and data enabling opportunities across the homeland. One specific concern centers on existing encryption algorithms protecting individuals’ privacy, the confidentiality of business transactions, and the ability of the government to communicate securely. To ensure the continued protection of this data, the U.S. government is focusing on facilitating the development and subsequent adoption of post-quantum cryptography.
Joint Statement by Secretaries Mayorkas and Raimondo on President Biden’s New National Security Memorandum
Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo released a joint statement on President Biden’s signing of a new National Security Memorandum, “Improving Cybersecurity for Critical Infrastructure Control Systems.”
A Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) is a written agreement that facilitates research and development (R&D) collaboration between one or more federal laboratories and one or more non-federal entities. Both parties to a CRADA may provide personnel, facilities, equipment or other resources, but the government may not provide funding to non-federal entities under a CRADA.
DHS S&T and the National Institute of Standards and Technology developed standard test methods for robots, which the Japanese government is now beginning to apply directly to their Fukushima cleanup efforts.