Assured Cyber Effects Program

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Assured Cyber Effects program focuses on developing new approaches in cyber and information technology to support tactical decision makers with agile and responsive battlespace applications that can be achieved via rapidly evolving cyberspace. This is achieved by producing full-spectrum cyber effects that encompass defensive and other capabilities to assure access to and integrity of all information in the battlespace. Specific research foci are centered around tactical and real-time cyber capabilities that can be delivered from both manned and unmanned Naval platforms.  Technologies sought are ones that support both real-time hardware and software, sensing, monitoring, analysis and technical applications that protect our information enterprise and also enable our warfighters to dominate adversary information systems.  Research ideas, building upon fundamental research in computer and information sciences for ensuring the integrity of the US Naval information enterprise including the protection of our hull, mechanical and electrical systems are being sought.  The cyber space domain that US Naval Forces operate in requires advances in cyber that enable our warfighters to remain persistently ahead of the adversary.  Research in methods to assure access to cyberspace and the integrity of command and control advancing research on the convergence of cyber and electronic maneuver are desired. 

Research that achieves proactive cyber dominance capabilities that enable understanding of the cyber situation (health and status) including development of novel protocols, mobile device and computing security, secure computing platforms including hull, mechanical and electrical (HM&E) systems, cyber modeling, cyber technology evaluation techniques, and  cyber data mining and understanding  are desired. 

Proposal Submission Date:  Ongoing

Note: Proposers are encouraged to contact the Program Officer to discuss their research interest prior to the submission of formal proposals.

Program Contact Information

Name: Gary Toth

Title: Program Officer

Department: Code 31

Division: Mathematics Computer and Information Sciences


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