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. Keith Marzullo

What's New

June 29, 2015
Update: 2015 Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan

Submissions received to the RFI on Federal Cybersecurity R&D Strategic Plan : https://www.nitrd.gov/cybersecurity/

June 2015
Director Named for the Networking and Information Technology R&D National Coordination Office

The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) National Coordination Office (NCO) is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Keith Marzullo as its new Director.
We are delighted that Dr. Marzullo will be leading our team at NITRD NCO. Please join us in welcoming him and congratulating him on this appointment.

Computational Science & Engineering Software Sustainability and Productivity Challenges (CSESSP Challenges)
An inter-agency workshop sponsored by the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) / Software Design and Productivity (SDP) Coordinating Group (CG).
When: October 15th-16th 2015
Where: Washington DC
More: https://www.nitrd.gov/csessp