Wednesday, August 2, 2023

Feedback Requested on Trusted CI Five-Year Strategic Plan

NSF cyberinfrastructure is an engine of scientific research and innovation and underlies much of the science that Major Facilities enable. Key cyberinfrastructure components, including supercomputers, data repositories, sensor arrays, ships, software systems, and telescopes, are essential to scientific productivity, such that cybersecurity incidents can have a major impact on the scientific enterprise. For the cyberinfrastructure operators, implementing effective cybersecurity programs for these unique components is a complex challenge.

Trusted CI, the NSF Cybersecurity Center of Excellence (CCoE), has been working to overcome this challenge for over ten years. Its success has been noted both by the NSF community and the former director of the NSF Office of Advanced Cyberinfrastructure. The 2021 JASON Report on Cybersecurity at Major Facilities indicated Trusted CI's demonstrable impact on improving the cybersecurity posture of many NSF Major Facilities.

In light of new and unprecedented challenges facing our community, Trusted CI is making a new strategic plan for the next five years, with a vision of secure operation of essential cyberinfrastructure enabling NSF’s vision of a nation that leads the world in scientific research and innovation. This plan will guide the creation of our renewal proposal.

We are seeking input on our strategic plan from key constituencies including our Advisory Committee and NSF Major Facilities representatives and welcome insights from the broader community as well. Please click the link below to view our five-year strategic plan covering 2024-2029 and provide feedback via email to 

Thank you in advance for your thoughtful feedback and insights!