Federal 100: Ron Ross

Ron Ross
Senior Computer Scientist
Computer Security Division
National Institute of Standards and Technology

Ross is responsible for leading NIST’s Federal Information Security Management Act Implementation Project through the development of standards and guidelines.

He also is the project leader, creator and primary author of NIST’s Risk Management Framework and has overseen development of a library of supporting technical standards and guidelines published in the Federal Information Processing Standards and 800 series of special publications. The framework fundamentally changed the way agencies protect information systems, enabling them to significantly reduce vulnerabilities.

“Ross has provided extraordinary research and technical leadership in the field of information security and the unification of information security concept and practices in the federal government,” said Matthew Scholl, manager of NIST’s Security Management and Assurance Group.

Read more about the 2010 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

William Jackson is a Maryland-based freelance writer.

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