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

Dr. Peter Lyster

What's New

October 2015
NITRD NCO is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Peter Lyster as its new Deputy Director.

@NITRDgov "Announcement of New NITRD NCO Deputy Director - Dr. Peter Lyster" https://t.co/Qvv8FCM9j5

— NITRD (@NITRDgov) October 1, 2015

October 15-16th 2015
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: HILTON Rockville Hotel
1750 Rockville Pike
Rockville, Maryland 20852

More: https://www.nitrd.gov/csessp

September 22, 2015
NIST releases a Draft Cyber-Physical Systems Framework for public comments. More info: click here

September 21, 2015
Federal Health IT Strategic Plan 2015-2020 [PDF - 1.9MB]
Prepared by: The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) Office of the Secretary, United States Department of Health and Human Services http://healthit.gov

@ONC_HealthIT @HHSGov #Federal #HealthIT #StrategicPlan: 2015-2020 http://t.co/ZWBMyyafz8

— NITRD (@NITRDgov) September 21, 2015

September 2015
Smart Cities and Connected Communities Framework
This framework is to help coordinate Federal agency investments and outside collaborations that will guide foundational research and accelerate the transition into scalable and replicable Smart City approaches. The NITRD Cyber Physical Systems (CPS) Senior Steering Group (SSG) developed this framework of Federal Smart Cities activities to include the entire pipeline from research and development to deployment of new tech-driven approaches in cities; and is working to include agency-specific goals and is beginning to plan next steps for Federal action... more

August 2015
OSTP Blog: PCAST Assesses Federal Information Technology R&D
PCAST report to the President and Congress, Ensuring Leadership in Federally Funded Research and Development in Information Technology.

Blog Post: #PCAST Assesses Federal Information Technology R&D ? http://t.co/qdipAyyckk

— The White House OSTP (@whitehouseostp) August 12, 2015

August 2015
Presentation by Dr. Brenda Bannan: "A Smart City Case Example: Toward an Integrative Learning Design Framework for Research, Design and Analysis"

@NITRDgov Pres. by Dr. Brenda Bannan @GeorgeMasonU -> "A Smart City Case Example" https://t.co/P0E9s58icE video: https://t.co/hsajr3Vo74

— NITRD (@NITRDgov) August 17, 2015