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About the NITRD Subcommittee

The Subcommittee on Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) and its Committee on Technology serves as the internal deliberative organization of the NSTC for NITRD policy, program, and budget guidance and direction for the Executive Branch.

The NITRD Subcommittee coordinates the planning, budgeting, implementation, and reviews of networking and IT R&D across the NITRD members to help assure continued U.S. leadership in networking and IT, satisfy the needs of the Federal government for advanced IT capabilities, and accelerate development and deployment of new technologies. The Subcommittee interacts with Congress, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), other Federal agencies, academia, and industry on behalf of the NITRD Program. Subcommittee members include representatives from each of the member agencies and from OMB, OSTP, and the National Coordination Office for NITRD (NCO/NITRD).

The scope of the activities and research areas under the aegis of the NITRD Subcommittee continuously evolves as rapidly shifting information technologies generate new R&D challenges in applying advanced capabilities to address national needs. The Interagency Working Groups and Teams, which report to the NITRD Subcommittee, meet monthly to coordinate planning and activities such as collaborative workshops, joint research efforts, and development of strategic R&D plans.


NITRD Member Agencies

The following Federal agencies conduct or support R&D in advanced networking and information technologies, report their IT research budgets in the NITRD crosscut, and provide support for program coordination:

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)
Department of Defense (DoD)

Department of Homeland Security

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
Science and Technology Directorate (S&T)

Department of Energy - National Nuclear Security Agency

Department of Energy - National Nuclear Security Administration (DOE/NNSA)
Department of Energy (DOE)

Department of Energy – Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability

Department of Energy – Office of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability (DOE/OE)
Department of Energy (DOE)

Department of Energy - Office of Science

Department of Energy - Office of Science (DOE/SC)
Department of Energy (DOE)

Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Department of Health and Human Services - Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (HHS/ONC)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

National Archives and Records Administration

National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration


National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

National Institutes of Health

National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)


National Institute of Justice


National Institute of Justice (NIJ)
Department of Justice (DOJ)

National Institute of Standards and Technology

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Department of Commerce (DOC)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Department of Commerce (DOC)

National Reconnaissance Office

National Reconnaissance Office (NRO)

National Security Agency

National Security Agency (NSA)
Department of Defense (DoD)

National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation (NSF)

OSD and DoD Service research organizations

OSD and DoD Service
Research Organizations

Defense Research and Engineering
Department of Defense (DoD)