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Trustworthy Cyberspace: Strategic Plan for the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Program

Published December 2011

The foreward of this National Science and Technology Council strategy document, written by John P. Holdren (Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy) states,

"This report, Trustworthy Cyberspace: Strategic Plan for the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Program was developed by the NITRD agencies and directly responds to the need for a new cybersecurity R&D strategy. As recommended in the CyberspacePolicy Review's near-term action plan, Trustworthy Cyberspace replaces the piecemeal approaches of the past with a set of coordinated research priorities whose promise is to "change the game," resulting in a trustworthy cyberspace. As called for in the policy review's mid-term action plan, this plan identifies opportunities to engage the private sector in activities for transitioning promising R&D into practice. In addition, and consistent with the PCAST recommendations, it prioritizes the development of a "science of security" to derive first principles and the fundamental building blocks of security and trustworthiness.

I am pleased to commend this Federal cybersecurity R&D strategic plan as part of the Administration's comprehensive effort to secure the future of the Nation's digital infrastructure."

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