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NASA Research Center Eyes Collaborative Cybersecurity With Proposed ‘Gryphon X’ Project

cybersecurityA cybersecurity proposal from NASA‘s Ames Research Center in California seeks to address vulnerabilities on the agency’s current and emerging infrastructure through collaboration with industry, Fedscoop reported Monday.

Greg Otto writes Jerry Davis, NASA Ames chief information officer, is working to get the Gryphon X initiative in front of agency leaders.

“NASA’s not a cyber entity,” Davis told Fedscoop in an interview.

“[Gryphon X] is something new and so it takes a little while for people to ingest and understand it,” he added, according to the report.

The report said the Ames Research Center aims to build a simulation testbed for new technologies and a training hub for NASA cybersecurity professionals through the initiative.

Davis also envisions the program reaching out to potential industry partners via government contract vehicles and cooperative research-and-development agreements, Otto noted.

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