The Department of Homeland Security‘s Science and Technology Directorate and its partner agencies from the Netherlands will invest up to $2.6 million in collaborative cybersecurity research projects.
DHS S&T will collaborate with the Netherlands’ organization for scientific research and national cyber security center in efforts increase research and development collaboration between cybersecurity researchers from both countries, the department said Wednesday.
Participating research organizations will focus on the development of data acquisition, distributed denial of service, industrial control systems, domain name systems and supervisory control applications.
“With this joint call we reaffirm our joint mission to foster stronger research links between the Netherlands and the U.S. and strengthen collaboration between our nations’ best cybersecurity researchers,” said Patricia Zorko, director of cybersecurity at the Netherlands’ security and justice ministry.
DHS noted it will obligate half of the available R&D funds under the bilateral initiative from its $9.5 million Cyber Security International Collaboration Research and Development Program.
The partnership seeks to help fund up to five joint research proposals through the program.