Accession Number:

ADA462532

Title:

Federal Plan for Cyber Security and Information Assurance Research and Development

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT WASHINGTON DC NATIONAL SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY COUNCIL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2006-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

141.0

Abstract:

In todays environment of heightened risk, the Federal government has an essential role to play in cyber security and information assurance CSIA research and development RD. As in other science, technology, and engineering fields of critical importance to the Nation, Federal leadership should energize a broad collaboration with private-sector partners and stakeholders in academia and the national and industry laboratories where the bulk of Federal research is carried out. Such a partnership can chart a national RD agenda for strengthening the security of the Nations IT infrastructure. This Federal Plan for Cyber Security and Information Assurance Research and Development takes the first step toward developing that agenda. The Plan also responds to recent calls for improved Federal cyber security and information assurance RD, as outlined in the following documents the OSTPOMB Memorandum on Administration FY 2007 RD Budget Priorities Cyber Security A Crisis of Prioritization, the 2005 report of the Presidents Information Technology Advisory Committee PITAC the 2003 National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace and the 2002 Cyber Security Research and Development Act P.L. 107-305. Developed by the Cyber Security and Information Assurance Interagency Working Group CSIA IWG, an organization under the National Science and Technology Council NSTC, the Plan provides baseline information and a technical framework for coordinated multiagency RD in cyber security and information assurance.

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Systems Management and Standards

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE