Internet privacy advocate and Center for Democracy and Technology Chief Operating Officer Ari Schwartz will, on August 30, take a new post as senior Internet policy adviser at the National Institute of Science and Technology (NIST), reports GovInfoSecurity.com. In his new role, Schwartz will work with the Commerce Department's Internet Policy Task Force on information security, among other issues, and advise NIST Director Patrick Gallagher on working groups such as the subcommittee on standards under the National Science and Technology Council's Committee on Technology, says the report. Schwartz says he is looking forward to the new opportunity. "NIST's work on Internet issues is at a critical juncture, and NIST and the Department of Commerce are taking the lead on some really key issues right now."
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