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The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.
The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.
This summary can be found at http://www.gop.gov/bill/112/2/hr3834.
Originally authorized in the High Performance Computing Act of 1991 (P.L. 102-194), the NITRD program is the main federal research and development investment portfolio in unclassified networking, computing, software, cybersecurity, and related information technologies. Fifteen agencies contribute expertise and funding to the program.
NITRD Program Component Areas (PCA) areas include the following: Cybersecurity and Information Assurance; High Confidence Software and Systems; High-End Computing Infrastructure and Applications; High-End Computing Research and Development (R&D); Human-Computer Interaction and Information Management; Large-Scale Networking; Software Design and Productivity; and Social, Economic, and Workforce Implications of IT.
The NITRD agencies' collaborative efforts increase the overall effectiveness and productivity of federal networking and information technology R&D investments, leveraging strengths, avoiding duplication, and increasing interoperability of R&D products.
According to Committee on Science and Technology, while cybersecurity R&D implications exist across all NITRD PCAs, the Cybersecurity and Information Assurance (CSIA) PCA is the major cybersecurity component of the NITRD program. CSIA focuses on R&D to detect, prevent, resist, respond to, and recover from actions that compromise or threaten to compromise the availability, integrity, or confidentiality of computer- and network-based systems.
Broad areas of concern include Internet and network security; security of information and computer-based systems; approaches to achieving hardware and software security; testing and assessment of computer-based systems security; and reconstitution of computer-based systems and data.
H.R. 3834 would implement several recommendations from the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) 2007 and 2010 assessments, including the following:
Based on information from the NITRD program office, the Congressional Budget Office estimates that implementing H.R. 3834 would cost about $2 million over the 2012-2017 period, subject to the availability of appropriated funds. That amount includes the costs to support the task force and the interagency working group. Enacting H.R. 3834 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
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