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

What's New

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

April 28, 2015
2015 Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan

In response to the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014 (https://www.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/senate-bill/1353), federal agencies are developing an updated Federal cybersecurity research and development strategic plan. The strategic plan will be used to guide and coordinate federally-funded cybersecurity research. On behalf of the agencies, the Cyber Security and Information Assurance Research and Development Senior Steering Group seeks public input on research objectives for the strategic plan.

The Request for Information has been posted at: https://federalregister.gov/a/2015-09697

Responses are due by June 19, 2015 to cybersecurity@nitrd.gov.

March 11, 2015
BigData SSG Updates: A national network of Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs

In November of 2014, NSF submitted a Request for Information on Accelerating the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem to the National Science Foundation about the establishment of a national network of Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs that will foster cross-sector collaborations and partnerships around Big Data. As a part of the next step in developing these Hubs, a series of day-long intensive design workshops (i.e. charrettes) are being held around the country in April 2015. More information...

March 4, 2015
@NITRDgov Federal-Commercial Spectrum Sharing Workshop: Models, Application, and Impacts of Incentives for Sharing - #wsrd7; 03/19/2015; @FollowStevens, Hoboken, NJ; more info: go.usa.gov/3xsqA