Berkeley picked to run NSF cybersecurity effort

The University of California-Berkeley will run a $19 million collaborative cybersecurity effort for the National Science Foundation.

NSF has authorized the five-year project, to be named the Team for Research in Ubiquitous Secure Technology (Trust) Center.

The university is expected to partner with other academic institutions, industry or national laboratories. The research projects also include an educational component.

The new center "will investigate key issues of computer trustworthiness in an era of increasing attacks at all levels on computer systems and information-based technologies," NSF said in a press release.

"Trustworthiness of computer systems is not an IT issue alone," said the university in a press statement. The center "will look at systems problems through modeling and analysis, development of secure, embedded systems, and integration of trusted components and secure information management software. The center will merge these efforts with investigations of social science questions involving economics, public policy and societal challenges, human-computer interfaces and privacy, among other issues."

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Alice Lipowicz is a staff writer covering government 2.0, homeland security and other IT policies for Federal Computer Week.

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