The US Federal Government wants to improve the real-time management of software on computing devices used for critical projects and processes. They are working towards solutions that can bridge the many gaps that exists today and they are working with industry to make the changes happen!
The focus in this instance is on Cybersecurity, but the efforts will provide direct and significant benefits to individuals and organizations involved in licence and policy compliance activities, security, logistics and practically any other IT management system that involves software on any device (from phone or tablet all the way to cloud based systems and even extending into the Internet of Things).
There will be an initial Stakeholders meeting on December 3 and 4 followed by a public workshop on December 5. The events will be hosted in Rockville, MD. The primary focus of this effort is on improving the security monitoring of systems in the Government as well as providing support for critical infrastructure systems (power, water, financial management systems, etc). This effort will also provide direct and significant benefits to any business that needs to manage software licenses, apply security or compliance policies to their systems, or manage updates and backup plans of their organizational software infrastructure).
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The Stakeholders meeting was on December 5th. If you would like to provide additional comments to this effort, please contact us through the "contact us" form under the About menu item!
More info on NCCoE – http://csrc.nist.gov/nccoe/
More info on the workshop – http://csrc.nist.gov/nccoe/Events/Events.html