MENLO PARK, Calif., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International, an independent nonprofit research and development organization, announced today that it has been awarded a $9.7 million contract to continue support of the Cyber Security Research and Development Center (CSRDC) for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate (DHS S&T).
Since 2004, SRI has supported the CSRDC and has helped develop DHS S&T's cyber security research and development program. Under the renewed contract, SRI will continue to provide technical, management, and subject matter expert support for the wide range of research, development, testing, evaluation and transition activities conducted through the CSRDC.
SRI has played a significant role in the development of the DHS S&T roadmap for cyber security research, innovation training for researchers in the program, program workshops and conferences, and collaboration initiatives for critical infrastructure sectors such as the finance and oil and gas sectors.
"We are very pleased to have been selected to continue our role in this important program addressing cyber security of critical systems," said Ulf Lindqvist, Ph.D., program director in SRI's Computer Science Laboratory and SRI's project director for its support of DHS's CSRDC. "The cyber security program in DHS S&T has achieved many significant accomplishments to date, taking new and innovative technologies all the way from initial ideas to deployment. SRI will continue to provide its world-leading expertise to this program, in the pursuit of improvements to cyber security in the government and private sectors."
More information about the DHS Cyber Security Research and Development Center can be found at http://www.cyber.st.dhs.gov/.
About SRI International
Silicon Valley-based SRI International is one of the world's leading independent research and technology development organizations. SRI, which was founded by Stanford University as Stanford Research Institute in 1946 and became independent in 1970, has been meeting the strategic needs of clients and partners for more than 60 years. Perhaps best known for its invention of the computer mouse and interactive computing, SRI has also been responsible for major advances in networking and communications, robotics, drug discovery and development, advanced materials, atmospheric research, education research, economic development, national security, and more. The nonprofit institute performs sponsored research and development for government agencies, businesses, and foundations. SRI also licenses its technologies, forms strategic alliances, and creates spin-off companies. In 2009, SRI's consolidated revenues, including its wholly owned for-profit subsidiary, Sarnoff Corporation, were approximately $470 million. Sarnoff Corporation, a leader in vision, video, and semiconductor innovations, will be fully integrated into SRI effective January 1, 2011.
SOURCE SRI International