Thursday, May 13, 2010

NSF Cybersecurity Meeting 05-19-10

In today’s Federal Register the National Science Foundation (NSF) announced that they would be making a public presentation on their recently identified R&D themes that will “exemplify and motivate future Federal cybersecurity game-change research activities” (75 FR 27007) on May 19th at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, CA at 1:30 pm PDT. Following that presentation the NSF will be opening an on-line discussion forum for public comments and feedback on the proposal starting May 19th thru June 18th. A separate notice in the Federal Register provides more information on “Federal cybersecurity game-change research and development agenda” (75 FR 27006). There will be three ‘themes’ that will be an integral part of that agenda; “(a) Tailored Trustworthy Spaces, (b) Moving Target, (c) Cyber Economic Incentives”. While most of the discussion will apparently be focused on information technology the NSF definition of cyberspace is the “globally interconnected network of information technology infrastructures, including the Internet, telecommunications networks, computer systems, and embedded processors in critical industries [emphasis added]”. So there may be something of interest to the chemical security community in this discussion.

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