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GW to host the Institute for Infrastructure Protection

Starting next month, GW will be the new host of the Institute for Infrastructure Protection.

This national consortium will address cybersecurity challenges by bringing together multidisciplinary teams to analyze the issues, according to a University release.

Dartmouth University founded the Institute for Infrastructure Protection, or I3P, and has hosted it since 2002.

Diana Burley, a professor of human and organizational learning in the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, will be I3P’s new executive director and chair. She said that I3P will raise GW’s profile in research education. About two dozen other institutions are also part of the institute.

“GW already has a considerable amount of research in cybersecurity and this will add to that, it compliments our existing efforts,” Burley said.

Burley said that GW was chosen through a competitive proposal process that picked the institution best able to advance the institute’s agenda. She said GW’s location will help officials “work with legislators, industry, government,” and helped GW win the bid to host the institute.

The University will manage the Institute with SRI International, a nonprofit, independent research institute. Burley said the lead partner at SRI, Zach Tudor, will help in focusing research efforts and “spearheading the research development work.”

“He will be helping to make sure that the projects we bring in are a good fit for the I3P and that we are able to manage the collective resources and expertise of our member institutions,” Burley said.

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