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Project Title:

Future Research Goals and Directions for Foundational Science in Cybersecurity
PIN: DEPS-CSTB-11-04        

Major Unit:

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit: DEPS Computer Science & Telecommuncations Board

RSO: Millett, Lynette

Subject/Focus Area: Computers and Information Technology; National Security and Defense

Project Scope
An ad hoc National Research Council committee will consider future research goals and directions for foundational science in cybersecurity, to include relevant efforts in economics and behavioral science as well as more "traditional" cybersecurity topics. It will also consider how investments in foundational work support mission needs in the long term.  The committee will review current unclassified and classified cybersecurity research strategies, plans, and programs as well as requirements in both domains.  It will consider major challenge problems, explore proposed new directions, and identify gaps in the current portfolio.  Based on these explorations, the committee will offer a high-level roadmap for cybersecurity research that spans the unclassified and classified domains.  It would consider the complementary roles of research in unclassified and classified settings, as well as how foundational work in an unclassified setting can be translated to meet national security objectives.  The committee would issue an unclassified report together with an classified annex as necessary.

Project is sponsored by the Special Cyber Operations Research and Engineering (SCORE) Interagency Working Group with assistance from the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Project start date is September 13, 2011.

Project Duration: 24 months    

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Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 08/31/2012
 Meeting 2 - 10/30/2012
 Meeting 3 - 12/13/2012
 Meeting 4 - 12/18/2012
 Meeting 5 - 01/23/2013
 Meeting 6 - 02/13/2013
 Meeting 7 - 03/12/2013


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