The request, which is part of the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative, is the first stage of what the office has called the National Cyber Leap Year, in which the government identifies concepts that create a leap in technology that could bring about such a shift.
NITRD will collect responses until April 15, after which a working group of six to eight high-ranking IT officials will decide those ideas that show the most promise. The government then will hold workshops to consider the research needed to make the concepts a reality. Government, academia and industry will work on how to develop the concepts.
See announcement here > http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/