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News & Events
February 3, 2014 Diana Burley, co-chair of the Committee on Professionalizing the Nation's Cybersecurity Workforce, discusses issues in professionalization of cybersecurity. [3min video]
February 1, 2014 Communications of the ACM highlights CSTB report "Professionalizing the Nation's Cybersecurity Workforce? Criteria for Decision-Making."
January 8, 2014 The Committee to Review the Enterprise Architecture, Software Development Approach, and Safety and Human Factor Design of the Next Generation Air Transportation System releases interim report. Report | Project Page
January 6, 2014 Committee on Ethical and Societal Implications of Advances in Militarily Significant Technologies that are Rapidly Changing and Increasingly Globally Accessible releases report. Report | Project Page
November 1, 2013 Diana Burley, co-chair of the CSTB study that produced Professionalizing the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce? Criteria for Decision-Making, will discuss the findings of the report on November 1st at George Washington University.

Recent Publications

2014 FAA Interim Cover
Interim Report of a Review of the Next Generation Air Transportation System Enterprise Architecture, Software, Safety, and Human Factors discusses issues and questions that the study committee will be exploring as it develops its final report. 
2013_ELSI cover

Emerging and Readily Available Technologies and National Security: A Framework for Addressing Ethical, Legal, and Societal Issues recommends that interested military R&D agencies ensure senior agency leadership engagement; develop and deploy screening, review, and monitoring processes; educate and sensitize program managers; build external expertise; and provide assistance to R&D performers.

2013 Geotargeting CoverGeotargeted Alerts and Warnings: Report of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps explores what is known about how the public responds to geotargeted alerts and warnings, technologies and techniques for enhancing the geotargeting of alerts and warnings, and open research questions about how to effectively use geotargeted alerts and warnings and technology gaps.
2013 Professionalization releaseProfessionalizing the Nation’s Cybersecurity Workforce? Criteria for Decision-Making considers the role that professionalization could play in enhancing workforce capacity and capability and sets forth criteria for when, where, and how to professionalize the cybersecurity workforce.
Public Response to Alerts and Warnings Using Social Media: Summary of a Workshop on Current Knowledge and Research Gaps reviews current knowledge about  public response to alerts and warnings and explores the challenges and open research questions associated with their delivery using social media, how officials may monitor social media information, and the associated privacy concerns.
2012_Continuing_InnovationContinuing Innovation in Information Technology examines important research areas and some of the significant, billion-dollar-plus, IT industries that have resulted from those investments.  It features an updated visualization of the impact of research on IT innovation, including the links to U.S. IT firms and products, and explains the critical role of federal support and the interplay between academic and industrial research. Download the “tire tracks” graphic itself or a poster or trifold brochure based on the report.
2012-computing-researchComputing Research for Sustainability highlights opportunities for computer science research and IT innovation and urges the computing research community to bring its approaches and methodologies to bear in ways that will have significant, measurable impact on sustainability.
2012_VehicleControlThe Safety Challenge and Promise of Automotive Electronics: Insights from Unintended Acceleration (Transportation Research Board, Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, and CSTB) examines how the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's regulatory, research, and defect investigation programs can be strengthened to meet the safety assurance and oversight challenges arising from the expanding functionality and use of automotive software and electronics.
2011_CMS_prepubStrategies and Priorities for Information Technology at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services recommends that CMS embrace IT as a critical strategic capability for improving the efficiency, quality, safety, and equity of U.S. health care. Report in Brief.




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