DHS To Invest $40 Million On Cybersecurity Research

February 15, 2011
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via InformationWeek

Insider threats, botnets and malware, and research to support the Comprehensive National Cyber Initiative (CNCI) are among areas of cybersecurity investment the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will make in fiscal year 2011.

The DHS Science and Technology Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) is seeking proposals on 14 areas of cybersecurity research it plans to focus on this year, five of which will contribute to the CNCI, a series of efforts to provide front-line defense against cybersecurity threats, according to a Broad Agency Announcement posted on The total value of the acquisition is $40 million.

The DHS has been investing in cybersecurity for a couple of years through HSARPA, and this year shows the agency focusing on both traditional methods of security such as software assurance, enterprise-level security metrics, and network resiliency, as well as more forward-thinking areas of exploration such as making security more user-friendly to worker productivity and network mapping and measurement.

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