The innovation and agility needed to protect our Nation’s critical infrastructure requires collaboration between both the public and private sectors. Today, the Department of Homeland Security is releasing a national plan to guide research activities across all 16 critical infrastructure sectors, which provide the essential products and services that support the Nation’s safety, prosperity, and well-being.
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
We will continue to engage with our stakeholders as the critical infrastructure community works to further define R&D requirements and design and implement solutions that meet identified needs.
For more information or to download a copy of the plan, visit here.