Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (DCCP)

The Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (DCCP) is a multi-year, whole of government effort to promote an open, interoperable, secure, and reliable Internet. By catalyzing economically sustainable and secure private sector network investments, promoting regulatory reforms and encouraging adoption of cyber security best practices, this initiative will provide a credible alternative to top-down, authoritarian approaches to internet and ICT development and enable nations to realize the tremendous economic benefit of the digital economy. Read more

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DCCP Projects in ASEAN

In November 2018, Vice President Pence and Prime Minister Lee announced a new U.S.-Singapore Cybersecurity Technical Assistance Program that will harness U.S. private sector expertise to improve cybersecurity in ASEAN member states. Other DCCP programs are already underway.  For example, teh USG helping the Philippines government refine and implement its National Broadband Network Project to help provide broadband access to underserved markets. The DCCP Working Group has prioritized and selected for funding the following activities, which will require further refinement by Posts in coordination with Washington counterparts:

  • U.S.-ASEAN Connect Digital Economy Series: DCCP will provide approximately $250,000 in additional funding for the Connect Digital Economy Series.
  • U.S.- Singapore Bilateral Cybersecurity Technical Assistance Program (CTAP): DCCP will provide technical training services from specialized cybersecurity advisors and private sector experts as well as additional funding for logistics support.
  • ASEAN Centers of Cyber Excellence:  DCCP will support curriculum development for both the ASEAN-Singapore and Japan-ASEAN Centers of Excellence.  One course will address cybersecurity challenges for Smart City systems.