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NIST Study on KPIs Offers Manufacturers an Opportunity to Contribute

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is conducting research into how manufacturers use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to improve manufacturing productivity.  The study is being conducted by Dr. Brian Weiss and a press release detailing the study follows:

Stories You May Have Missed

Some--okay a lot--of folks might say I spend too much time lurking around on Twitter. (www.twitter.com). They're possibly correct. But it's not all time wasted. One of the things that keeps me coming back there with alarming regularity is that the more the number of people I follow increases, the...

GE leads Smart Grid...

I received this press release this morning:

WCI gets help from NIST to prove ISA100.11a works

From the press release from the Automation Standards Compliance Institute, an ISA company:

NIST & end users must bring STEP & OPEN O&M together

Hello All. Sorry for long gap. Today I want to discuss ISO 10303, the standard for the exchange of product (STEP) model data, and how ISO and the OPEN Operations and Maintenance (Open O&M) are not working together, but must do so.

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Some Congresspeople have been asking questions-- intelligent, insightful questions, that indicate that the policymakers are really going to understand and take a role in cybersecurity: Question from the Honorable Michael T. McCaul: 1. What are the principal differences between the ISA 99 standards and the NIST best practices found in Special...

NIST Frameworks vs NERC CIPs

The October 17 Congressional hearings generated a great deal of interest and also consternation, particularly by NERC, EEI, and the utilities. There is ample evidence that many utilities have not been making much progress in actually securing their control systems or responding to the recent ES ISAC Advisory on the...

Important News Amid the Spam

First job on Monday morning is cleaning all the weekend spam out of the mailbox. Amid all this weekend's offers to improve my love life, lend me money and help me make even more in real estate is the following notice.

NIST puts new cyber security standard up for comment

From Keith Stouffer at NIST: NIST is pleased to announce that the second public draft of Special Publication 800-82, Guideline to Industrial Control Systems (ICS) Security, is available for public comment. NIST SP 800-82 provides guidance on how to secure ICS, including supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems, distributed...