The Network Security Section (Code 5544), a component of the Navy Center for High Assurance Computer Systems at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, focuses on the research and development of cyber defense solutions.
Scientists and engineers work closely with operational warfighters, the acquisition community, and resource sponsors to design and realize cyber technology (e.g., components, toolkits, equipment, and systems) that advances Navy, Joint, and Coalition capabilities. Code 5544 further performs testing and evaluation of emerging cyber solutions in order to assess their utility on military network environments. Efforts often involve strategic collaboration with International, U.S. Government, Industrial, and Academic community partners.
The major areas of work are listed as follows: