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Project Title:

A Review of U.S. Navy Cyber Defense Capabilities
PIN: DEPS-NSB-12-01        

Major Unit:

Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences

Sub Unit: DEPS Naval Studies Board

RSO: Draper, Charles

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

Project Scope
At the request of the Chief of Naval Operations, the Naval Studies Board of the National Research Council will conduct a classified study to review the U.S. Navy’s cyber defense capabilities.  In addition to reviewing cyber defense-related studies conducted within and outside the U.S. government, the study will:

(1) Review U.S. Navy information technology modernization plans and processes with respect to the evolving threat and robustness to cyber attack, and identify any shortcomings;

(2) Recommend any immediate operational and technical mitigation strategies needed to address any shortcomings identified above, as well as recommend any future mitigation strategies, including any architectural and procedural changes that would lead to more resilient naval systems and more robust network and communications capabilities given the evolving threat;

(3) Review and assess the adequacy of current Department of the Navy policies, strategies, approaches, and investments in comparison to the findings and recommendations to both (1) and (2) above; and

(4) Identify any other critical issue--not addressed in this study--that the U.S. Navy should consider addressing in subsequent studies.

Sponsor: Department of the Navy
Duration of Project: 12 months, approximate start date of September 12, 2013.
A report will be issued at the conclusion of the project.

Project Duration: 12 months    

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Committee Membership

 Meeting 1 - 10/08/2013
 Meeting 2 - 11/19/2013
 Meeting 3 - 12/16/2013
 Meeting 4 - 01/21/2014
 Meeting 5 - 02/18/2014
 Meeting 6 - 03/06/2014
 Meeting 7 - 03/25/2014
 Meeting 8 - 04/17/2014
 Meeting 9 - 04/29/2014
 Meeting 10 - 06/09/2014


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