Public Private Partnerships - Federal Government

Goals

To provide a paper on best practices by learning about public-private partnerships (P3, PPP, or 3P) between the federal government and the private sector in terms of infrastructure and cyber risk. Specifically, the focus is on where P3 has helped the federal government build capacity, or the federal government has incubated a technology and then transferred to the private sector for adoption.

Early Findings

  • The National Security Institute (NSI) reveals that the federal government of the United States has been supporting PPPs that are "central to federal cybersecurity policy" for a long time.
  • Private collaboration was key to the framework developed by the NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) to improve critical infrastructure cybersecurity.
  • This PPP framework was developed through a collaborative process that lasted for a year.
  • According to Rick Driggers — "deputy assistant secretary for cybersecurity and communications at DHS’s National Protection and Programs Directorate", as of May 2018, about 300,000 cybersecurity positions were unfilled in the United States.
  • Driggers stated that collaboration between the private and public sectors would best serve the country.
  • In addition to this public search, we scanned our proprietary research database of over 1 million sources and were unable to find any specific research reports that address your goals.

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