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Welcome to the NITRD Program

The NITRD Program provides a framework in which many Federal agencies come together to coordinate their networking and information technology (IT) research and development (R&D) efforts.

The Program operates under the aegis of the NITRD Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Committee on Technology. The Subcommittee, made up of representatives from each of NITRD's member agencies, provides overall coordination for NITRD activities.

Federal IT R&D, which launched and fueled the digital revolution, continues to drive innovation in scientific research, national security, communication, and commerce to sustain U.S. technological leadership. The NITRD agencies' collaborative efforts increase the overall effectiveness and productivity of these Federal R&D investments, leveraging strengths, avoiding duplication, and increasing interoperability of R&D products. More...

The NITRD Program has its focus on the following research areas:




About the NCO

The National Coordination Office (NCO) supports the national Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program by providing technical expertise, planning and coordination and by serving as the Program's central point of contact.

The NCO continuously seeks to enhance its ability to be a catalyst for collaboration, exchange of information, and outreach to foster knowledge, methods, R&D, technology transfer, and innovation for U.S. global leadership in networking and information technology and its applications.

Accountability, dedication, integrity, and responsibility are the core values that underlie NCO's efforts to serve as a catalyst for the networking and information technology research and development community. More...


The NCO Leadership
Dr. George Strawn

Dr. Mark Luker

What's New

June 9, 2014
NITRD Publications: Report on Implementing the Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategy (CSIA R&D)

May 27, 2014
Event: FASTER Meeting - CASC developments
Sue Fratkin, Washington liaison for the CASC, shares her perspectives regarding the Coalition for Academic Scientific Computation (CASC) High Performance Computing (HPC) and cyberinfrastructure developments.

May 18-21, 2014
Event: NITRD Cybersecurity and CPS Panel, 2014 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy
Federal NITRD Program’s panel on Cybersecurity and Cyber-Physical Systems at the 2014 IEEE Symposium on Security and Privacy. Panelists from DHS, NIST, NSF, SRI International, and University of Connecticut discussed cybersecurity challenges of CPS and prospective research directions for solving those challenges.
For more information, visit: ieee-security.org

May 2, 2014
Event: HCIIM Meeting - Frontiers of Visualization
Agenda, Slides, Videos...

April 28-29, 2014
Ontology Summit 2014 Symposium
Theme: Big Data and Semantic Web Meet Applied Ontology
9th in the series of a 3-month annual event by and for the Ontology Community. This Summit is co-organized by Ontolog, NIST, NCOR, NCBO, IAOA & NCO NITRD
* Symposium page (with draft agenda)
* Registration page (for both on-site and remote participants)

April 23, 2014
NITRD Publications: Report on Privacy Research within NITRD (CSIA R&D SSG)

March 31, 2014
Event: WSRD Workshop V
Understanding the Spectrum Environment: Using data and monitoring to improve spectrum utilization

March 2014
NITRD Publications: FY 2015 Supplement to the President's Budget

Mar 26, 2014 10:00am
Full Committee Hearing - A Review of the President’s Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request for Science Agencies
Witnesses: The Honorable John Holdren, Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Executive Office of the President