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House bill requiring cyber audits by NIST could overhaul agency's role

Mar 7, 2017 - Inside Cyber Security

March 02, 2017 | Charlie Mitchell Having the National Institute of Standards and Technology audit other federal agencies' cybersecurity practices is not a matter of NIST Òstepping upÓ its game, as House Science Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) said this week -- rather it would be a matter of dramatically redefining NIST's role and relationship with other federal entities.

The Science panel's bill -- which Smith insisted is within the committee's jurisdiction -- would require an audit of fede

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