The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) has created the Collaborative Research Alliance (CRA), composed of ARL, The Army’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC), academia and industry.
Funding will be $3.3 million to $5.2 million per year, for five years with an optional five-year renewal, according to the ARL announcement. Participating universities include Pennsylvania State Univ., Carnegie Mellon Univ., Indiana Univ., the University of California at Davis and the University of California Riverside.
CRA will focus on three interrelated aspects of cybersecurity: risk, including risk assessment and risk-related properties of cyber threats; detection, to identify threats; and agility, to improve defensive responses.
“We generally enter into these kinds of alliances with complex problems in mind,” said John Pellegrino, director of ARL’s Computational and Information Sciences Directorate, which manages the CRA.
“The fundamental science of cybersecurity is a long-standing challenge that will take a long time to solve.”