Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration’s cybersecurity efforts are focused on its mission of providing for the safety and security of the FAA infrastructure. Its cybersecurity research activities “leverage developments by other agencies.”105

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

NASA has no project current or planned directly related to cybersecurity. It does support research, such as the High Dependability Computing Project, which addresses another aspect of trustworthy computing—system reliability. The project Web site notes that “dependability is a major challenge for all complex software-based systems. Aspects of dependability include safety critical reliability, software safety, high security, high integrity, and continuous operation.”106


National Science and Technology Council, Federal Plan for Cyber Security, 2006, p. 113.


High Dependability Computing Project (HDCP); see http://hdcp.org.

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