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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

These Federal departments and agencies conduct or support R&D in advanced networking and information technologies, report IT research budgets in the NITRD budget crosscut, and provide support for NITRD Program coordination:

Department of Commerce (DOC)

Department of Defense (DoD)

Department of Energy (DOE)

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)

Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Department of Justice (DOJ)

Independent Agencies