Using emerging technologies to protect the framework of the country’s security, economy and well-­being.

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Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP) is composed of National Infrastructure, Physical and Virtual Systems, Cyber Infrastructure and Continuity of Operations (COOP). The scope of this contract is focused on the research and analysis of this subject matter area. Examples of topics that fall within the general scope of CIP (this list is not all-inclusive) are shown below:

    Emerging technologies and methodologies relating to the protection of infrastructure and resources critical to national security including public health, financial services, security services (police, military), telecommunications, agriculture, security threats posed from cyber warfare and operational factors and functions, and COOP planning. Technology could include network development and analysis tools, failure modeling and simulations, analysis of data streams, development of new affordable, transportable utility components, telecommunications, blast analysis and protection, and surveillance methods and technology.