DHS S&T Awards $14 Million for Cybersecurity Research

Washington, D.C. – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) today announced the award of eight contracts totaling $14 million for research on technologies to defend against Distributed Denial of Service Defenses (DDoS) attacks. Awarded through Broad Agency Announcement HSHQDC-14-R- B00017, these projects will become part of the DHS S&T Cyber Security Division’s larger Distributed Denial of Service Defenses (DDoSD) program.

“Cybersecurity is a critical technology area that is continuously changing,” said DHS Under Secretary for Science and Technology Dr. Reginald Brothers. “We need to be able to quickly adapt to challenges like DDoS attacks and work with our partners so that solutions can be rapidly developed to ensure the security of our Nation’s networks and resources.”

Interested in learning more? Read the full S&T Press Release.