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DSTL - Cyber & Influence - Electronic Warfare 20111101 CI STC CDE Call Document FINAL

DSTL - Cyber & Influence - Electronic Warfare 20111101 CI STC CDE Call Document FINAL

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FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
 
Centre for Defence EnterpriseCyber and Influence STCIssue 1, 1 Nov 2011
 
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Cyber and InfluenceScience and Technology Centre
Innovative solutions to protect and secure UK interests in cyberspace
Call release date: 1
st 
November 2011Call closes: Thursday 8
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December 2011, at 1200 noon
Crown Copyright (c) Ministry of Defence 2011.Nothing herein shall be relied upon as constituting a contract, agreement or representation that any contract shall beoffered in accordance herewith. The UK MOD reserves the right, subject to the appropriate procurement regulations, tochange without notice the basis of, or the procedures for, or to terminate the process at any time. Under nocircumstances shall MOD incur any liability in respect thereof.Proposals for funding must be submitted by 1200 noon on 8
th
December 2011 using the Centre for Defence Enterpriseportal(www.science.mod.uk/enterprise). All proposals should be marked with “Cyber & Infl Theme #” as a prefix in the title, where ‘#’ is the theme (described in this document) that the proposal addresses.
 
Queries relating to the technical or ethical aspects of the call should be addressed Cyber and Influence Science andTechnology Centre at candienquiries@dstl.gov.uk. 
 
Queries relating to the submissions process should be sent to CDE at cde@dstl.gov.uk or tel 01235 438445.
 
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Cyber and Influence Science and Technology Centre (C&I STC)CDE Call for Research Proposals
The Centre for Defence Enterprise (CDE) is the Ministry of Defence’s gateway for UK science andtechnology for industry, academia and other innovators to ensure that UK Armed Forces haveaccess to the best equipment, science and technology, now and in the future.
Introduction
The 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR)
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sets out the threat to the UK’s CyberSecurity:The Cyber and Influence Science & Technology Centre (C&I STC) is part of the Dstl ProgrammeOffice
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and supports the implementation of the National Cyber Security Strategy across defence.This involves inter-disciplinary research across the physical, information and human sciencesdomains into the evolution of cyberspace and its influence on human behaviour. Its goal is todeliver the capabilities needed by UK MOD to train, exercise, rehearse and conduct militaryoperations in cyberspace in the same way that it does on land, sea and in the air. The C&I STC alsoworks across Government to address the capabilities needed to secure the UK’s broader interests incyberspace.
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Securing Britain in an Age of Uncertainty: The Strategic Defence and Security Review; available fromwww.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/AboutDefence/WhatWeDo/PolicyStrategyandPlanning/SDSR/ 
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The Programme Office in the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (dstl) is responsible for the planning, formulation and delivery of theoverall Science and Technology (S&T) research requirement for UK defence and security, as directed by the Ministry of Defence's (MOD) Researchand Development (R&D) Board.
 
“The risks emanating from cyber space (including the internet, wider telecommunications networks and computer systems) are one of the four Tier Onerisks to national security (set out in the National Security Strategy). These risks includehostile attacks upon the UK from other states, potential shortcomings in the UK’s cyber infrastructure, and the actions of cyber terrorists and criminals. But cyber space alsocreates opportunities for the UK Government and British businesses, which will derivebenefits from the protection that effective cyber security measures bring to the UK economy. These threats and opportunities are likely to increase significantly over thenext five to 10 years, as our dependence on cyber space deepens.” 
SDSR Page 47,Section 4.C.1
 
 
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The Cyber and Influence Science and Technology Centre is broadly divided into five areas of Space,Spectrum, Cyber, Influence and Stabilisation.This call for research proposals is focussed on challenges within Spectrum, Cyber and Influenceareas, which are explained in the following pages. Whilst the Space (hardening and protectingsatellite control and communication) and Stabilisation (influencing wide (national) audiences incultural and social terms) areas are not specifically addressed within this call they remain areas of interest. Proposals for research in these areas may be submitted, as well as any ideas occurringoutside this theme call period, to the CDE open call process; enquiries or discussion points can bemade to the C&I STC centre enquiries email (see front of this document).

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