Memorandum of Understanding Between Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate and Department of Commerce National [open pdf - 416KB]
"This Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) is by and among the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) an agency of the Department of Commerce, the Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) of the Department of Homeland Security (DRS), and the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council for Critical Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (FSSCC) (taken together ''Parties'). The Parties agree that it is in the best interests of the Parties and the American people to develop a strategic partnership for cybersecurity. The Parties will endeavor to leverage their core cybersecurity expertise, research and development capabilities, and resources under separate Project instruments (1) to facilitate innovation, (2) to identify and overcome cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and (3) to develop more efficient and effective cybersecurity processes that benefit critical financial services functions and may also benefit other critical infrastructures."
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