February 7, 2002
Filed under Security & Surveillance
The House of Representatives on February 7 passed H.R. 3394, the Cyber Security Research and Development Act. The bill authorizes funding for the National Science Foundation to create new cybersecurity research centers, undergraduate program grants, community college grants and fellowships. The bill also directs the National Institute of Standards and Technology to create new program grants for partnerships between academia and industry, new post-docs, and a new program to encourage senior researchers in other fields to work on computer security. The Act would authorize $880 million over five years for these new programs. At this time, there is no companion measure in the Senate.