NSF Awards 36 Million Toward Securing Cyberspace
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NSF Awards $36 Million Toward Securing Cyberspace

July 26, 2010
The National Science Foundation expects to make 36 new awards totaling $36 million through its Cyber Trust program. The awards, ranging from $200,000 to $7.5 million, include two new centers.

A Center for Correct, Usable, Reliable, Auditable and Transparent Elections (ACCURATE) at Johns Hopkins University will investigate software architectures, tamper-resistant hardware, cryptographic protocols and verification systems as they are applied to electronic voting systems. The second collaborative center is at the University of Illinois--the Trustworthy Cyber Infrastructure for the Power Grid (TCIP) will bring together four institutions to create technologies that will convey critical information to grid operators despite cyber attacks and accidental failures. The solutions created are expected to be adaptable for use in other critical infrastructure systems. Both the Department of Energy and the Department of Homeland Security have pledged to collaborate with NSF to fund and manage this effort.

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