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NIST's Ron Ross is Named to InformationWeek Government Top 50 List

March 31, 2011

Ron Ross, a National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Fellow, has been named to InformationWeek Government’s CIO 50, which identifies 2010’s top information technology decision-makers in government. Ross is project lead of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Implementation Project and plays a key role in setting cybersecurity requirements for federal agencies and providing guidance on meeting those requirements.

Ross was chosen for establishing guidelines that emphasize risk management and continuous monitoring over basic compliance, and also was recognized for his leadership on a joint task force to develop a unified security framework for defense, civilian and intelligence agencies.