DKIST Engagement

Winter - Spring 2014


> Science and Operation of the Advanced Technology Solar Telescope

The Daniel K. Inouye Solar Telescope (DKIST) (f.k.a. Advanced Technology Solar Telescope, ATST) is an NSF-funded MREFC project whose construction began in 2010 and is planned to be completed in 2017. The DKIST will be the largest solar telescope in the world and will be located in Haleakalā, Hawai'i with an operations center in Boulder, Colorado. As an NSF MREFC project, DKIST seeks to develop a cybersecurity program plan in keeping with the NSF terms and conditions on information security.

DKIST and CTSC are collaborating to enable the development of a cybersecurity planning guide for DKIST that addresses these terms and conditions, aligns with existing institutional policies, and can be implemented within DKIST’s budgetary limitations.