DARPA challenges industry for new ideas on cyber security technologies of the future
ARLINGTON, Va., 19 Aug. 2011. The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Information Innovation Office (I2O) in Arlington, Va., is asking companies and colleges for ideas on technologies to safeguard U.s. Department of Defense (DOD) computer systems in the event of a cyber attack. DARPA issued a request for information (DARPA-SN-11-55) this week entitled Future Directions in Cyber Security that poses three fundamental questions related to national information security.
DARPA is inviting the nation's cyber security experts to offer answers to these questions, and based on their answers, DARPA experts may invite them to a meeting on 7 Nov. 2011 called the DARPA Colloquium on Future Directions in Cyber Security, at which the DARPA director will give a keynote address, and leaders from government and industry, as well as DARPA program managers, will discuss current and future cyber research directions.
Attendance at the DARPA Colloquium is by invitation only and space is limited, officials say.
To respond to DARPA questions and become candidates for the DARPA Colloquium, e-mail answers as an attachment in a commonly used format to email@example.com no later than Friday, 9 Sept. 2011. Representatives of DARPA and DARPA support contractors will review answers they receive.
For questions or concerns, e-mail DARPA at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information is online at https://www.fbo.gov/spg/ODA/DARPA/CMO/DARPA-SN-11-55/listing.html.