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NSF Wants Public Input on Federal Cyber Tech R&D Plan

cybersecurityThe National Science Foundation is asking for input from the public and private sectors on what objectives can be included in federally-funded information technology protection research programs.

In a notice posted Wednesday on the Federal Register, NSF said the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act mandates that federal agencies craft a strategic plan to research and develop tools against cyber threats.

NSF seeks ideas on how the federal government can establish national infrastructure for testing information technology systems and networks as well as facilitate academic researchers’ access to the infrastructure.

The agency also wants information on the availability of technologies designed to secure the U.S.’ digital infrastructure and consumer privacy.

Interested parties can submit responses to the plan until June 19.

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