Cyber Security Research and Development Act

The act calls for spending as much as $878 million over five years to boost computer security research.

The National Science Foundation would receive $568 million to:

* Fund scholarships and research in computer and network security.

* Establish cybersecurity programs at the undergraduate and master's degree levels.

* Fund doctoral fellowships in computer and network security.

The National Institute of Standards and Technology would receive up to $309 million to:

* Pay for university and industry research partnerships.

* Fund senior researchers in cybersecurity.

* Offer postdoctoral fellowships in research.

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