As part of the Cybersecurity National Action Plan, the Obama Administration released the 2016 Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan, which was coordinated by the National Science and Technology Council.
According to the White House it is the most comprehensive Federal cybersecurity research and development (R&D) plan to date, and it updates 2011’s Trustworthy Cyberspace: Strategic Plan for the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Program. With the goal of making cyberspace inherently more secure, the plan challenges the cybersecurity R&D community to provide methods and tools for deterring, protecting, detecting, and adapting to malicious cyber activities. The plan defines near-, mid-, and long-term goals to guide and evaluate progress. The White House announcement of the plan can be found here.
- Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 – The Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 directs Federal agencies to develop an updated Federal cybersecurity research and development strategic plan.
- Request For Information – On behalf of the agencies, the Cyber Security and Information Assurance Research and Development Senior Steering Group posted a Request for Information (RFI), seeking public input on research objectives for the strategic plan.