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. Keith Marzullo
Biographical Sketch

Dr. Peter Lyster

Dr. Peter Lyster
Deputy Director
Biographical Sketch

What's New

January 13, 2016

@whitehouseostp 2016 State of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Address, Dr. John Holdren, #SoSTEM #science https://t.co/QcciWPVTnX

— NITRD (@NITRDgov) January 14, 2016

December 28, 2015
HEC IWG update: Presentations from Supercomputing (SC) 15 Panel- Supercomputing and Big Data: From Collision to Convergence have been published. READ MORE...

#Happy25thBirthdayNITRD The NITRD Program started in 1991 with the HPC Act of 1991 https://t.co/qKQmmCIY1C pic.twitter.com/f9lKIXKzjt

— NITRD (@NITRDgov) December 15, 2015

December 2, 2015

@DHSgov National Critical Infrastructure Security & Resilience Research & Development Plan (National CISR R&D Plan) https://t.co/SnjQHJA7e8

— NITRD (@NITRDgov) December 2, 2015

December 1, 2015

On behalf of the NITRD Subcommittee, we welcome the National Institute of Justice to the NITRD Program. @OJPNIJ pic.twitter.com/vWT7ZPtMY2

— NITRD (@NITRDgov) December 1, 2015