The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)NIST Multimedia Content Creation, Collaboration, and Production System
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Information Technology Laboratory is responsible for developing the computer security standards that protect America's computers.
However, NIST did not have a tool to effectively create and deliver multimedia content supporting its research projects, standards, protocols, and publications, and provide a collaborative environment to facilitate the exchange of ideas from computer security stakeholders, including government, industry, and general public partners.
NIST retained Coley to design and develop MC3P, a turn-key system that supports its goals of collaborating with industry partners and the general public to improve industry computer security standards.
Coley developed a solution that addresses NIST's security concerns related to active and mobile code that is embedded in multimedia content associated with Web 2.0 and social networking sites.
The new NIST MC3P system will allow non-technical NIST personnel to develop multimedia content and publish Draft NIST Standards to social networking sites, using Web 2.0 technologies, for the purpose of facilitating iterative standards development with national computer security experts throughout the industry.
The NIST project has provided benefits to VA that include:
- Enables early and frequent collaboration with partners
- Improves the computer security standards development process
- Leverages the latest web and mobile technologies
- Results in stronger computer security standards