"The Computer Security Division (CSD), a component of NIST's Information Technology Laboratory (ITL), provides standards and technology to protect information systems against threats to the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and services. During Fiscal Year 2009 (FY2009), CSD continued its standards development and cybersecurity outreach activities and carried out an expanded research agenda designed to develop and implement high-quality, cost-effective mechanisms needed to improve information security and privacy across the federal government and throughout the national and international information security community. CSD worked with federal partners to establish a unified framework for information security across the federal government. This initiative is resulting in greater standardization and more consistent and cost-effective security for all federal information systems. […]To better assist the Nation in meeting its ever-increasing cybersecurity needs, in FY2009 CSD became more tightly integrated into both ITL and Department of Commerce cybersecurity activities. CSD provided a Chief Cybersecurity Advisor to the Director of ITL and a cybersecurity coordinator for the Department of Commerce Cybersecurity and Privacy Task Force. These new roles were necessary to better coordinate NIST and Commerce participation in inter-departmental cybersecurity planning and to more effectively leverage the resources necessary to make significant contributions to Departmental and National initiatives. CSD also led ITL's transition from planning for Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative (CNCI) activities to initiation of CNCI research programs and implementation of recommendations of the President's 2009 Cyberspace Policy Review."
NIST IR 7653
National Institute of Standards and Technology: http://www.nist.gov/