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Cybersecurity / Information Analysis R&D

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Securing and protecting our nation’s cyber networks is a key priority for the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T).

S&T conducts and supports research, development, test and evaluation (RDT&E), and the transition of advanced cybersecurity and information assurance technologies to secure the nation’s current and future cyber and critical infrastructures. These solutions include user identity and data privacy technologies, end-system security, law enforcement forensic capabilities, secure protocols, and software assurance.

S&T supports both internal DHS Components (e.g., Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency or CISA) and external federal agencies (e.g., FBI) by developing cutting-edge technologies in areas such as: 

  • Cyber Data Analytics
  • Machine Learning (ML)
  • Artificial Intelligence (AI)
  • Automotive Cybersecurity 
  • Software Assurance
  • Mobility

DHS S&T works to strengthen the nation’s cybersecurity with the latest and best innovations by partnering with national labs and stakeholders from the private sector to develop advanced critical infrastructure and cyber capabilities. Private sector stakeholders include small businesses, international partners, law enforcement and other first responders, industry, and academic groups.

There are several R&D efforts under way to develop new capabilities, which include: 

  • CISA Advanced Analytics Platform for Machine Learning (CAP-M): A joint effort with CISA to develop an R&D environment for advanced analytics.
  • Cyber Analytics and Platform Capabilities (CAP-C): An effort supporting CISA with R&D to advance malware analysis through automation and to develop technology for active defense techniques.
  • Software Assurance, Maturity, and Composition (SAMC): An effort to develop software assurance and ML models to increase the security and integrity of the software supply chain.

CSD R&D Life Cycle. Pre-R&D. Workshops. Solicitations. Continuous customer engagement, R&D Program Execution. Post R&D Experiment. Tech Transfer.

Visit S&T Impact: Cybersecurity to watch video and learn more about how we improve cybersecurity capabilities through strategic research and development.

Last Updated: 06/14/2024
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