In January 2011, the DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) Cyber Security Division (CSD) announced a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) 11-02 seeking proposals in fourteen (14) technical topic areas (TTA) aimed at improving security in both federal networks and the larger Internet, and developing new and enhanced technologies for the detection of, prevention of, and response to cyber attacks on the nation’s critical information infrastructure.
BAA 11-02 elicited white paper responses from more than 1,000 offerors; after an extensive review and down-select process more than 200 offerors were invited to submit full proposals for a final review and of those, new awards have been made to 34 organizations. Many of the awards involve several organizations teamed to conduct the planned research. These organizations will conduct cybersecurity research and developments that result in knowledge products and deployable security solutions that advance understanding of cyber risks, as directed by the President in the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace.
The BAA 11-02 awards also included internationally co-funded projects with Australia, Canada, The Netherlands, Sweden and the United Kingdom.
The 14 TTA's were in the following areas:
- TTA 1 – Software Assurance
- TTA 2 – Enterprise-Level Security Metrics
- TTA 3 – Usable Security
- TTA 4 – Insider Threat
- TTA 5 – Resilient Systems and Networks
- TTA 6 – Modeling of Internet Attacks
- TTA 7 – Network Mapping and Measurement
- TTA 8 – Incident Response Communities
- TTA 9 – Cyber Economics
- TTA 10 – Digital Provenance
- TTA 11 – Hardware-Enabled Trust
- TTA 12 – Moving Target Defense
- TTA 13 – Nature-Inspired Cyber Health
- TTA 14 – SWAMP