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Cybsecurity research underfunded, executives say

The National Science Foundation can only fund a subset of the research proposals it receives on ways to better IT system security, an NSF official said at a House technology subcommittee hearing. There are good ideas in the cybersecurity area that we’re simply not able to fund,” Peter Freeman, assistant director of NSF’s computer and information science and engineering directorate, said at yesterday’s hearing. The Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census held the hearing to assess the effectiveness of federal IT research and development investments. David Nelson, director of the White House National Science and Technology Council’s national coordination office for information technology research and development, said federal investments have resulted in technologies, such as the Internet and the Web browser, that have boosted the economy and provided agencies with ways to streamline operations. Full Story

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