• Big Data
    Interagency Working Group
    (BD IWG)

    The Big Data Interagency Working Group (BD IWG) works to facilitate and further the goals of the White House Big Data R&D Initiative.

    BigData
  • Cyber Physical Systems Interagency Working Group (CPS IWG)

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    CPS
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    Cyber Security and Information Assurance (CSIA) Interagency Working Group coordinates the activities of the CSIA Program Component Area.

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  • Health IT R&D
    Interagency Working Group

    The Health Information Technology Research and Development Interagency Working Group coordinates programs, budgets and policy recommendations for Health IT R&D.

    healthitrd
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    HCI&IM focuses on information interaction, integration, and management research to develop and measure the performance of new technologies.

    hciim
  • High Confidence Software & Systems Interagency Working Group (HCSS IWG)

    HCSS R&D supports development of scientific foundations and enabling software and hardware technologies for the engineering, verification and validation, assurance, and certification of complex, networked, distributed computing systems and cyber-physical systems (CPS).

    hcss
  • High End Computing Interagency Working Group (HEC IWG)

    The HEC IWG coordinates the activities of the High End Computing (HEC) Infrastructure and Applications (I&A) and HEC Research and Development (R&D) Program Component Areas (PCAs).

    hec
  • Large Scale Networking Interagency Working Group
    (LSN IWG)

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    lsn
  • Software Productivity, Sustainability, and Quality Interagency Working Group (SPSQ IWG)

    The purpose of the SPSQ IWG is to coordinate the R&D efforts across agencies that transform the frontiers of software science and engineering and to identify R&D areas in need of development that span the science and the technology of software creation and sustainment.

    sdp
  • Video and Image Analytics
    Interagency Working Group (VIA IWG)

    Formed to ensure and maximize successful coordination and collaboration across the Federal government in the important and growing area of video and image analytics

    VIA CG
  • Wireless Spectrum Research and Development Interagency Working Group (WSRD IWG)

    The Wireless Spectrum R&D (WSRD) Interagency Working Group (IWG) has been formed to coordinate spectrum-related research and development activities across the Federal government.

    WSRD

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National Cyber Leap Year Summit 2009:

Exploring Paths to New Cyber Security Paradigms

Draft Report of Participants’ Ideas

August 24, 2009

New Game: Moving from forensics to real-time diagnosis.

This document explores Health-Inspired Network Defense (renamed as Nature-Inspired Cyber Health) as a path to this new game.

...

What is the new game? Today, weeks and months may elapse before successful network penetrations are detected through laborious forensic analysis. Despite their potential to function with intelligence, today’s typical network components have very limited understanding of what passes through them, coupled with a correspondingly short memory. In medical terms, because we are not instrumenting for early detection of pathogens and their effects, our most common diagnoses are through autopsies of enterprises which have succumbed to attack. In the new game, network components have heightened ability to observe and record what is happening to and around them. With this new awareness of their health and safety they enjoy a range of options: they may take preventative measures, rejecting requests which do not fit the profile of what is good, a priori, for the network; they can build immunological responses to the malicious agents which they sense in real time; they may refine the evidence they capture for the pathologist, as a diagnosis of last resort, or to support the development of new prevention methods. The game consists of considering very dynamic rather than static network architectures. Recent networking developments intend to allow more flexible network where mobility is one of the most important features as well as the connection of any sort of computing and communication devices. The new game should be able to monitor and control such dynamical cyber environments. In other words, the game is about real-time distributed monitoring, control and diagnosis of very dynamic and flexible cyber environments.

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