Department of Homeland Security releases critical infrastructure research plan
- Published: Friday, 04 December 2015 10:12
The US Department of Homeland Security has published a national plan to guide research activities across all 16 critical infrastructure sectors. The National Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience Research and Development (CISR R&D) Plan, mandated by Presidential Policy Directive (PPD) 21, identifies priority areas that inform R&D investments, promote innovation, and guide research activities across the critical infrastructure community.
This plan outlines a path forward for stakeholders to collaborate in implementing and advancing the National CISR R&D Priority Areas. The plan was developed through a collaborative process involving public and private stakeholders from across the critical infrastructure community.
The National CISR R&D Priority Areas will:
- Deepen the foundational understanding of critical infrastructure systems and systems dynamics;
- Develop fully integrated and scalable risk assessment and management approaches;
- Continue to develop integrated and proactive capabilities, technologies, and methods to support secure and resilient infrastructure;
- Harness the power of cutting edge data sciences to create unified, integrated situational awareness and to understand consequences of action;
- Build a crosscutting culture of CISR R&D collaboration, to focus on creating unity of effort, and building up skills and education capabilities.
For more information or to download a copy of the plan, click here.