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Internet-Scale Event and Attack Generation Environment (ISEAGE)

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)
Original Solicitation

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2009, $650,000)

The Congressionally Selected Awards Program, authorized by the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009 (Pub. L. 111-8), helps improve the functioning of the criminal justice system, prevent or combat juvenile delinquency, and/or assist victims of crime (other than compensation). Funds should be used for the projects selected by Congress, in the amounts specified in the joint explanatory statement incorporated by reference into Pub. L. 111-8, and generally consistent with one or more of the following statutory purposes: improving the functioning of the criminal justice system, preventing or combating juvenile delinquency, or assisting victims of crime (other than compensation). Each of these purposes is framed using language drawn, respectively, from the former Byrne discretionary statute, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act, the Victims of Crime Act, and the Violence Against Women Act. This project is authorized and funded through a line item in the FY 09 Congressional Budget and by the joint explanatory statement that is incorporated by reference into the FY09 Omnibus Appropriations Act.

The Iowa State University (ISU) will use its award funds to enhance the capabilities of the Information Assurance Center to detect, prevent, and provide forensics analysis of cyber crime by creating an Internet-Scale Event and Attack Generation Environment (ISEAGE).

The primary goal of ISEAGE is to provide a world class research and education facility to enhance the current state of the art in information assurance. This one of kind facility is a catalyst for bringing together top researchers from several disciplines for a common goal which focuses on cyber security and physical infrastructure protection.


Date Created: September 20, 2009