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Strong cybersecurity protects American innovation, strengthens our national security, and underpins America’s technology leadership. The FY2019 Federal Cybersecurity R&D Strategic Plan Implementation Roadmap lists Federal agency programs being planned or carried out in fiscal years 2018 and 2019 to meet the objectives of the 2016 Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan. The Strategic Plan, developed by the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program’s Cyber Security and Information Assurance Interagency Working Group, focuses on developing science and technology to support four defensive elements:

  • Deter: The ability to efficiently discourage malicious cyber activities by measuring and increasing the costs to adversaries who carry out such activities, diminishing their spoils, and increasing risks and uncertainty of consequences for cyber attacks.
  • Protect: The ability of components, systems, users, and critical infrastructure to efficiently resist malicious cyber activities and to ensure confidentiality, integrity, availability, and accountability.
  • Detect: The ability to efficiently detect, and even anticipate, adversary decisions and activities, given that perfect security is not possible and systems should be assumed to be vulnerable to malicious cyber activities.
  • Adapt: The ability of defenders, defenses, and infrastructure to dynamically adapt to malicious cyber activities by efficiently reacting to disruption, recovering from damage, maintaining operations while completing restoration, and adjusting to be able to thwart similar future activity.

The FY2019 Implementation Roadmap, which accompanies the NITRD Supplement to the President’s FY2019 Budget, maps the Federal agency programs across these four areas.