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government’s cyber security R&D portfolio to:
 
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*Increase Federal support for fundamental research in civilian cyber
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*Increase Federal support for fundamental research in civilian cyber security by $90 million annually at NSF and by substantial amounts at agencies such as DARPA and DHS to support work in 10 high-priority areas identified by PITAC.
security by $90 million annually at NSF and by substantial amounts at
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*Intensify Federal efforts to promote recruitment and retention of cyber security researchers and students at research universities, with an aim of doubling this profession’s numbers by the end of the decade.
agencies such as DARPA and DHS to support work in 10 high-priority
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*Provide increased support for the rapid transfer of Federally developed cutting-edge cyber security technologies to the private sector.  
areas identified by PITAC.
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*Strengthen the coordination of the Interagency Working Group on Critical Information Infrastructure Protection and integrate it under the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program.
*Intensify Federal efforts to promote recruitment and retention of cyber
 
security researchers and students at research universities, with an aim of
 
doubling this profession’s numbers by the end of the decade.
 
*Provide increased support for the rapid transfer of Federally developed
 
cutting-edge cyber security technologies to the private sector.
 
*Strengthen the coordination of the Interagency Working Group on
 
Critical Information Infrastructure Protection and integrate it under the
 
Networking and Information Technology Research and Development
 
(NITRD) Program.
 
  
 
==Additional Notes and Highlights==
 
==Additional Notes and Highlights==

Revision as of 20:01, 8 September 2010

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Cyber Security: A Crisis of Prioritization

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President's Information Technology Advisory Council, Cyber Security. A Crisis of Prioritization (2005). U.S. Government. Online Paper. Web

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The PITAC’s review of current Federally supported R&D in cyber security finds an imbalance in the current cyber security R&D portfolio: most support is for short-term, defense-oriented research; there is relatively little support for fundamental research to address the larger security vulnerabilities of the civilian IT infrastructure, which supports defense systems as well. Therefore, PITAC urges changes in the Federal government’s cyber security R&D portfolio to:

  • Increase Federal support for fundamental research in civilian cyber security by $90 million annually at NSF and by substantial amounts at agencies such as DARPA and DHS to support work in 10 high-priority areas identified by PITAC.
  • Intensify Federal efforts to promote recruitment and retention of cyber security researchers and students at research universities, with an aim of doubling this profession’s numbers by the end of the decade.
  • Provide increased support for the rapid transfer of Federally developed cutting-edge cyber security technologies to the private sector.
  • Strengthen the coordination of the Interagency Working Group on Critical Information Infrastructure Protection and integrate it under the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program.

Additional Notes and Highlights