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US National Science Foundation Seeking Comment on Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan

The US National Science Foundation (NSF) has filed a Request for Information (RFI) seeking public comment on the 2023 Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan. The plan must be updated every four years to comply with the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014. The RFI includes seven questions to consider when providing input. Comments will be accepted through March 3, 2023.


  • It’s good that NSF is seeking public comment on the 2023 Cybersecurity R&D plan. The seven questions posed in the request for information are both reasonable and balanced. That said, and while the RFI is not the right vehicle, NSF should also publish its scorecard on performance against the 2019 plan. What has been the impact over the previous four years from taxpayer investment in cybersecurity R&D?
  • The plan is looking at current topics and will be used to drive/fund cyber security research and education as well as the development of consensus-based standards; including six priority areas: artificial intelligence, quantum information science, trustworthy distributed digital infrastructure, privacy, secure hardware and software as well as education and workforce development.


Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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