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Government Site Summary
Computer Security Resource Center Work is grouped into five major categories; Cryptographic Standards and Applications, Security Testing, Security Research, Security Management and Guidance, and Outreach, Awareness and Education.
Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
is the central research and development organization for the Department of Defense (DoD).
DHS Agencies (Commerce, FCIRC, Etc.) The agencies slated to become part of the Department of Homeland Security will be housed in one of four major directorates: Border and Transportation Security, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Science and Technology, and Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection.
Department of Homeland Security In the aftermath of the terrorist attacks against America on September 11th, 2001, President George W. Bush decided 22 previously disparate domestic agencies needed to be coordinated into one department to protect the nation against threats to the homeland.
Defense Information Systems Agency The Defense Information Systems Agency is a combat support agency responsible for planning, engineering, acquiring, fielding, and supporting global net-centric solutions and operating the Global Information Grid to serve the needs of the President, Vice President, the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the Combatant Commanders, and the other DoD Components under all conditions of peace and war.
Information Assurance Directive In order to enable our customers to protect and defend cyber systems, the NSA develops, and supports a variety of products and services. We also conduct ongoing research to aid in the development of next generation solutions.
InfraGard (FBI) InfraGard is a Partnership between Private Industry and the U.S. government (represented by the FBI). The InfraGard initiative was developed to encourage the exchange of information by the government and the private sector members.
National Information Assurance Partnership Promote the development and use of evaluated IT products and systems. Champion the development and use of national and international standards for IT security. Foster development of IT security requirements, test methods, tools, techniques, and assurance metrics. Support a framework for international recognition and acceptance of IT security evaluation results. Facilitate the development and growth of a commercial IT security testing industry within the U.S.
National Infrastructure Protection Center Division of the Department of Homeland Security.
National Institute of Standards and Technology Founded in 1901, NIST is a non-regulatory federal agency within the U.S. Commerce Department's Technology Administration. NIST's mission is to develop and promote measurement, standards, and technology to enhance productivity, facilitate trade, and improve the quality of life.
National Security Agency The National Security Agency is the Nation's cryptologic organization. It coordinates, directs, and performs highly specialized activities to protect U.S. information systems and produce foreign intelligence information.
NSA Centers of Excellence The Centers of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance (IA) Education Program is an outreach effort designed and operated by the National Security Agency (NSA) in the spirit of Presidential Decision Directive 63 (PDD 63), the Clinton Administration's Policy on Critical Infrastructure Protection, May 1998.
NSA/CSS INFOSEC NSA/CSS provides the Solutions, Products and Services, and conducts Defensive Information Operations, to achieve Information Assurance for information infrastructures critical to U.S. National Security interests.
Secure Linux Researchers in the Information Assurance Research Office of the National Security Agency (NSA) worked with Secure Computing Corporation (SCC) to develop a strong, flexible mandatory access control architecture based on Type Enforcement, a mechanism first developed for the LOCK system.
U.S. Department of Education In 1980, the U.S. Department of Education was created by bringing together offices from several other departments. Its original directive remains its mission today — to ensure equal access to education and to promote educational excellence throughout the nation.
U.S. Department of Labor The Department of Labor fosters and promotes the welfare of the job seekers, wage earners, and retirees of the United States by improving their working conditions, advancing their opportunities for profitable employment, protecting their retirement and health care benefits, helping employers find workers, strengthening free collective bargaining, and tracking changes in employment, prices, and other national economic measurements.
U.S. Department of State The face of the government on foreign affairs.