It takes a combination of research, innovation, collaboration to invent the future. NSA, through a partnership with the University of Texas System (UT System), plans to use this approach to address national challenges in the field of machine learning.
The NSA Technology Transfer Program (TTP) recently signed a five-year agreement between NSA and the UT System to jointly address challenges in the areas of machine learning, innovation capability development, and Internet of Things (IoT). The Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) provides a flexible framework for both parties to explore these areas in order to solve specific problems at their respective organizations. This research partnership will complement and accelerate ongoing research efforts at NSA, potentially resulting in development breakthroughs for mission.
Movement has already started on many of the CRADA’s work plans, including a collaboration with an NSA in Texas cyber office and the University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)’s Center for Security Enabled Cloud Computing. The two-year effort focuses on anomaly detection and insider threat activity inside high performance computing (HPC) systems.