Best Practices for Key Management Organizations

Washington, DC - NIST announces the publication of Special Publication (SP) 800-57 Part 2 Revision 1, Recommendation for Key Management: Part 2 – Best Practices for Key Management Organizations. It provides guidance on how organizations should manage cryptographic keys in accordance with federal key management policies and best practices described in SP 800-57 Part 1, Recommendation for Key Management, Part 1: General.

ONDCP Director Carroll to Convene Emerging Threats Committee

Washington, DC - White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) Director Jim Carroll announced the formation of an Emerging Threats Committee to identify and respond to evolving and emerging drug threats in the United States.

Lower Basin States, Mexico Sign Colorado Drought Contingency Plan

Phoenix, Arizona - United States Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Brenda Burman today joined representatives from Arizona, six other western states and Mexico at the Hoover Dam to sign the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan (DCP), finalizing the interstate agreement to conserve water in the Colorado River and Lake Mead. The signing represents the completion of the agreement, which is the result of years of collaboration among stakeholders in Arizona and across the country and represents the most significant water legislation in the past forty years.

Man Pleads Guilty for His Role in Scheme to Defraud Medicare by Soliciting Kickback Payments for Two New Orleans-Area Physicians

New Orleans, Louisiana - A New Orleans, man pleaded guilty Thursday for his role in a scheme to solicit the payment of illegal health care kickbacks to several individuals, including two New Orleans-area physicians, for the referring and certifying of individuals for medically unnecessary home health services.

Vice President Mike Pence’s Telephone Call with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia

Washington, DC - Vice President Mike Pence spoke by phone Saturday night with Prime Minister of the Commonwealth of Australia Scott Morrison, congratulating him on his Coalition’s win in the Australian Federal elections.