TABLE 5.1 A Taxonomy of Priorities

Category

Criticality

Difficulty

Time Scale for R&D for Significant Progress and Deployment

Improved Information and Network Security

High

Difficult

5-9 years

Detection and identification

High

Difficult

5-9 years

Architecture and design for containment

High

Difficult

5-9 years

Large-system backup and decontamination

High

Difficult

5-9 years

Less buggy code

High

Very difficult

5-9 years

Automated tools for system configuration

High

Difficult

1-4 years

Auditing functionality

Low

Difficult

10+ years

Trade-offs between usability and security

Medium

Difficult

5-9 years

Security metrics

Medium

Difficult

1-4 years

Intelligence gathering

Medium

Difficult

1-4 years

Field studies of security

High

Easy

1-4 years

C3I for Emergency Response

High

Difficult

1-4 years

Ad hoc interoperability

High

Easy

1-4 years

Emergency deployment of communications capacity

High

Easy

1-4 years

Security of rapidly deployed ad hoc networks

Medium

Difficult

5-9 years

Information management and decision support tools

Medium

Difficult

5-9 years

Communications with the public during emergency

High

Difficult

1-4 years

Emergency sensor deployment

High

Easy

1-4 years

Precise location identification

Medium

Difficult

5-9 years

Mapping the physical infrastructure of IT

High

Easy

1-4 years

Characterizing the functionality of regional networks for emergency responders

High

Difficult

1-4 years

Information Fusion

High

Difficult

1-4 years

Data mining

High

Difficult

1-4 years

Data integration

High

Difficult

1-4 years



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