Cyber Security R&D: Hearing Before the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Science and Technology, Subcommittee on Research & Science Education, One Hundred Eleventh Congress, First Session, June 10, 2009   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the statement of Vernon J. Ehlers: "Cyber security is of great concern to both the Federal Government and private industry. This is a timely hearing, since a little over a month ago the House passed the measure reauthorizing the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Act of 2009 (NITRD). As you know, the NITRD program is responsible for the coordination of all the unclassified federal research and development efforts in cyber security. However, cyber security efforts are only a small part of the overall NITRD mission and I am glad that this hearing will focus special attention on this subject. As we become more dependent on virtual information and services, security becomes more and more challenging to maintain. Fostering trust between the public and private sector will allow for the type of research partnerships necessary to keep our information secure, and exchanging information between stakeholders is critical. I am also particularly interested in learning how we are supporting the education and training of students in this rapidly changing field, and whether the current mechanisms are adequate to ensure our national cyber security interests." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Daniel Lipinski, Bernice Johnson, Seymour E. Goodman, Liesyl I. Franz, Anita D'Amico, Fred B. Schneider, and Timothy G. Brown.

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