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NSF grants target cybersecurity research projects

The National Science Foundation awarded $36 million in grants for cybersecurity research projects to protect computer operations at homes, offices and within critical infrastructure networks. The grants are part of the foundation’s 2005 Cyber Trust program. The awards include $15 million for two new cybersecurity academic centers: $7.5 million to develop IT for trustworthy voting systems at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and $7.5 million to design, build and validate a secure IT infrastructure for the next-generation electric power grid at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign.Full Story

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