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

November 2015
HEC IWG (Interagency Working Group on High End Computing) published: Federal High End Computing (HEC) Information Portal

@NITRDgov HEC IWG - Federal High End Computing (HEC) Information Portal #HPC, resources, engagement opportunities https://t.co/RkDRqjBHwm

— NITRD (@NITRDgov) November 13, 2015

November 12, 2015
Global City Teams Challenge 2016 Kick-Off Conference: Watch Live: WEBCAST

@keithmarzullo Director of @NITRDgov speaks about #IoT #SmartCities #GCTC2016 @usnistgov https://t.co/NI7EgCpbsl pic.twitter.com/SyCuk6wvMx

— NITRD (@NITRDgov) November 12, 2015

November 6, 2015
XVI Annual HCSS Conference: "Conference will be held May 10-13, 2016 in Annapolis, Maryland. Daily themes for this year's program are Measuring Security, Proofs that Cross IP Boundaries, Programming and Reasoning with Uncertainty, and Verification of Autonomous and Adaptive Systems. The Call for Presentations can be found online here The submission deadline is Friday, December 18, 2015." READ MORE

@NITRDgov XVI Annual HIGH CONFIDENCE SOFTWARE AND SYSTEMS CONFERENCE (HCSS)| Call for Presentations due 12/18/15 https://t.co/ipPd09xVN5

— NITRD (@NITRDgov) November 6, 2015

November 6, 2015
2016 LASER Workshop: "2016 LASER (Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results) workshop focus is on methodologies for computer security experimentation that can provide insight that might help to catalyze a new generation of useful, experimental computer security research..." READ MORE

@NSF @LASER_Workshop Learning from Authoritative Security Experiment Results (LASER) | 2016 workshop call for papers https://t.co/9JsqyzszLr

— NITRD (@NITRDgov) November 6, 2015

November 5, 2015
WSRD Workshop VII Report:Federal-Commercial Spectrum Sharing Workshop:Models, Applications, and Impacts of Incentives for Sharing

@NITRDgov #wsrd7 Federal-Commercial Spectrum Sharing Wksp: Models, Applications & Impacts of Incentives for Sharing https://t.co/k1S1ZUw04D

— NITRD (@NITRDgov) November 5, 2015

November 5, 2015
White House Blog: This week, the National Science Foundation announced new Big Data Hubs and the release of a solicitation for the new Big Data Spokes Initiative.

.@NSF is making some big announcements in big data! Learn more ? https://t.co/376TkRNzFy pic.twitter.com/3tEEP2zvEL

— The White House OSTP (@whitehouseostp) November 4, 2015

October 28, 2015
Subcommittee on Research and Technology Hearing - Review of the NITRD Program
Witnesses: Dr. Keith Marzullo, Dr. Gregory D. Hager, Dr. Edward Seidel
Video recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwArUA1G7Uc

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).
READ MORE: https://www.nitrd.gov/csessp