This report describes the results of an exercise sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) using the RAND "The Day After..." methodology to elicit the views of participants on research and development investment strategies addressing the security and safety of systems and networks supporting various U.S. physical and functional infrastructures. The exercise was held on March 23, 1996 in Washington D.C., and involved approximately 60 participants from government, universities, and commercial industries involved with the U.S. information infrastructure.

This report should be of interest to persons interested in defensive information warfare, cyberspace security and safety, and technology R&D initiatives related to information system security.

The research reported here was conducted within the Acquisition and Technology Policy Center of RAND's National Defense Research Institute, a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) sponsored by the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Joint Staff, and the defense agencies. It builds on an earlier and ongoing body of research work within that Center on the national security implications of the information revolution.