Thursday, February 16, 2023

Call for Trusted CI Framework Cohort Participation - Response due 24 March 2023


The Framework Cohort is a six month, group engagement aimed at facilitating adoption and implementation of the Trusted CI Framework among NSF Major Facilities, Mid-scales, and research cyberinfrastructure (CI) providers. During the engagement, members of the cohort will work closely with Trusted CI toward implementing the Trusted CI Framework at their facility, emerging with a validated assessment of their cybersecurity program and a strategic plan detailing their path to fully implement each Framework Must. Cohort members will participate in six monthly workshops (lasting three hours each) and spend no more than eight hours each month outside of the workshops on cohort assignments. The fourth cohort will meet from July 2023 through December 2023.

 Since January 2022, almost 70 percent of NSF’s Major Facilities (MFs) have completed a cohort engagement or are currently participating in a cohort. These MFs include ARF, GAGE, IceCube, LIGO, NEON, NOIRLab, NRAO, NSO, OOI, SAGE and USAP. Additionally, NSF’s Mid-scales FABRIC, Network for Advanced NMR (NAN) and Deep Soil Ecotron (DSE); and the Corporation for Educational Network Initiatives in California (CENIC) and Giant Magellan Telescope (GMTO) are cohort participants. 

NSF Major Facilities and Mid-scales  providers wishing to participate in the next Framework cohort engagement should respond to the call by completing the form at the bottom of this page:  Your response is appreciated by Friday, March 24, 2023.