Patent office’s open data efforts detailed in new report
April 17, 2015
As the U.S. patent office has been working to boost its open data offerings, a new report offers a look at where the agency currently stands.
David Stegon was a staff reporter for FedScoop and StateScoop from 2011-2014.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has published the final version of its guide to help federal agencies manage the risks associated with purchasing information and communications products and services.
"Notional Supply Chain Risk Management Practices for Federal Information Systems" calls for procurement organizations to establish a coordinated team approach to assess the ICT supply chain risk and to manage this risk by using technical and programmatic mitigation techniques.
The new guide is based on information technology security practices and procedures published by NIST, the National Defense University, the National Defense Industrial Association and others.
These practices were expanded to include supply chain implications.