|TLJ News from March 6-10, 2014|
3/7. The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Computer Security Division (CSD) regarding its draft SP 800-157 [29 pages in PDF] titled "Guidelines for Derived Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Credentials".
3/7. The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) Computer Security Division (CSD) regarding its draft NIST IR 7981 [14 pages in PDF] titled "Mobile, PIV, and Authentication". The deadline to submit comments is April 21, 2014.
Sen. Whitehouse Introduces Bill to Limit Exports of IT Products for Recycling
3/6. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) introduced S 2090 [LOC | WW], the "Responsible Electronics Recycling Act", a bill to limit export of "electronic waste". While there is an environmental protection argument to be made in support of this bill, this bill is largely a trade protectionism bill masquerading as environmental protection.
This bill is substantially identical to HR 2791 [LOC | WW], introduced in the House by Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) on July 23, 2013.
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People and Appointments
3/6. The Senate confirmed Suzanne Spaulding to be Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
3/6. The Senate confirmed John Roth to be Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).
3/6. The Senate confirmed Rhonda Schmidtlein to be a member of the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) for a term expiring on December 16, 2021.