Contractor Group Opposes Cybersecurity Research Nonprofit

Law360, New York (May 10, 2013, 6:13 PM EDT) -- A contractor trade group said Thursday that it won't support the National Institute of Standards and Technology's plan to create a Federally Funded Research and Development Center for cybersecurity, saying the institute risks establishing a redundant organization that will unfairly benefit from noncompetitive research funding.

The NIST announced its intent on April 22 to create a new government-affiliated nonprofit organization to support its National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. The new FFRDC would provide the center with research, development, engineering and technical support; project management; and facilities...
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