State Considers Private Forensics as NIST Hit by Shutdown
"Like any of these federal agencies that are closed as a result of the shutdown, [it] has put a burden on state and local governments that are engaging with them on a daily basis," Cal OES Director Mark Ghilarducci told Techwire. "They're a component that we plug into this toolbox and throughout this process, without them being open we continue to operate. We can't not operate."
While the federal government is in a partial shutdown, California's cybersecurity divisions are continuing to base their work on the National Institute of Standards and Technology, under the U.S. Department of Commerce.
The California Office of Emergency Services (CalOES) works with NIST in several program areas, including for technical advice when the