The Digital Connectivity and Cybersecurity Partnership (‘Digital Partnership’ or 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.
“[The Digital Partnership] will start with a $25 million initial investment to improve partner countries’ digital connectivity and expand opportunities for U.S. technology exports. The U.S. will support communications infrastructure development through technical assistance and public-private partnerships; promote market-driven digital regulatory policies; and build partners’ cybersecurity capacity to address common threats. We do this because we recognize the tremendous economic and social benefits that come with an open, secure, and reliable internet.”
Michael R. PompeoSecretary of State