The Nation's primary source of Federally funded revolutionary breakthroughs in advanced information technologies such as computing, networking, and software.
The NITRD Dashboard helps interested individuals better track funding trends and identify agencies with investments in technical areas of interest, which will enable entrepreneurs and grant seekers to better direct their efforts to engage the correct Federal agency.
The Impact of NITRD: Two Decades of Game-Changing Breakthroughs in Networking and Information Technology - Expanding Possibilities Ahead.
The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program 2012 Strategic Plan. July 2, 2012
The Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program is the Nation’s primary source of federally funded work on advanced information technologies (IT) in computing, networking, and software. The multiagency NITRD Program seeks to provide the research and development (R&D) foundations for assuring continued U.S. technological leadership and meeting the needs of the Federal Government for advanced information technologies. The NITRD Program also seeks to accelerate development and deployment of advanced information technologies in order to maintain world leadership in science and engineering, enhance national defense and national and homeland security, improve U.S. productivity and economic competitiveness, protect the environment, and improve the health, education, and quality of life of all Americans.
Now in its 25th year, the NITRD Program is one of the oldest and largest of the formal Federal programs that engage multiple agencies in coordination activities. As required by the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 (P.L. 102-194), the Next Generation Internet Research Act of 1998 (P.L. 105-305), and the America COMPETES (Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science) Act of 2007 (P.L. 110-69), the NITRD Program provides a framework and mechanisms for coordination among the Federal agencies that support advanced IT R&D and report IT research budgets in the NITRD crosscut. Many other agencies with IT interests also participate in NITRD activities.
Highlights of the NITRD Program over the past year include: