February 5, 2002
H.R. 3394 - Cyber Security Research and Development Act
(Rep. Boehlert (R) New York and 8 cosponsors)
The Administration is committed to improving cyber security.
The President's FY 2003 Budget supports cyber security research
through the National Science Foundation, the National Institute
of Standards and Technology, and other agencies. The Administration
supports House passage of H.R. 3394 and will work with the Congress
to improve the legislation as it proceeds through the legislative
process. The improvements that the Administration seeks include
refining the authorization levels to conform to the President's
FY 2003 Budget. In addition, the Administration intends to work
to better coordinate existing Federal assistance for Information
Technology research programs at the national laboratories, Federally
Funded Research and Development Centers, and universities.