CIRI 2018 Request for White Papers

The Critical Infrastructure Resilience Institute (CIRI), led by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is a Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology Directorate Center of Excellence that conducts research and education that enhances the resilience of the nation’s critical infrastructures and the businesses and public entities that own and operate those assets and systems. 

CIRI activities are organized around four mission objectives:

  1. Building the business case for resilience
  2. Informing the policy, regulatory, and standards-setting environment
  3. Building and transitioning to use tools and technologies to improve infrastructure resilience
  4. Educating and developing a resilience-focused workforce

With those objectives in mind, CIRI is seeking white papers sketching research ideas intended to address a set of resiliency questions/challenges that CIRI, DHS, or its federal partners have posed. CIRI leadership and DHS sponsors will review white paper submissions to identify those for which a full proposal will be requested.

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