The annual NITRD and NAIIO Supplement to the President’s FY2022 Budget provides a technical summary of NITRD research investments and activities planned and coordinated through the NITRD Program in a given Federal budget cycle, as required by the High-Performance Computing Act of 1991 (P.L. 102-194) and reauthorized by Congress in the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act of 2017 (P.L. 114-329). The budget reporting and technical program summaries are organized by NITRD Program Component Areas (PCAs), where the PCAs are major subject areas for federal IT R&D. PCAs are intended to facilitate budgetary comparisons from year to year in each area. The PCA set does evolve over time, reflecting changes in IT R&D activities at federal agencies and IT R&D priorities of the Administration. The Supplement provides NITRD members’ budget reporting for the most recently completed budget cycle, the current budget cycle, and the budget requests for the next fiscal year. Budget information for the entire span of the NITRD Program, mirroring that reported in the annual Supplements, is captured in visual and interactive forms of this NITRD Dashboard.

* AI budget: not all AI investments are included in PCA tables, only those directly focused on AI. For a full report on AI R&D investments please see AI R&D Investments.


NITRD R&D Budgets: Fiscal Years 1992–2022

Budget* : FY00-FY09: Estimates, FY10-FY20: Actual, FY21: Estimate, FY22: Request

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Supplemental Budgets: Fiscal Years 2020-2021

FY2020 Supplemental estimates – reported by DOD, NIH, and NSF – are based on funding from the Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2020; the Families First Coronavirus Response Act; the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act; and the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act. FY2021 Supplemental estimates – reported by DOD, NASA, NIH, and VA – include supplemental appropriations and funding provided in the American Rescue Plan.

2020 Supplemental DOD 0 0 4.9 0 0 7.9 0 0 2.5 10.9 0 26.2
2020 Supplemental NIH 0.8 6 0 0 0.3 0 0.2 1.2 0 2.2 0 2 12.7
2020 Supplemental NSF 4.2 2.4 4.2 1.5 1.5 0 0.4 0.2 0.1 3.9 2.2 0.9 21.3
2021 Supplemental DOD 0 0 9.9 0 0 9.9 0 0 0 26.6 0 46.4
2021 Supplemental NIH 0.1 7.2 0 0 0.2 0 0 0.5 0 1.4 0 1.6 11
2021 Supplemental VA 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.5

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NITRD Agency Budgets for AWN R&D: FYs 2020–2022

Figures in Table below break out those portions of NITRD member agencies’ R&D investments in the LSN PCA that are primarily dedicated to advanced wireless networks. Advanced Wireless Networks (AWN) R&D investments are typically coordinated through NITRD’s WSRD IWG. (The FY2021 Budget Supplement referred to AWN investments as advanced communications networks or ACN.) The FY2021 Supplement was the first time NITRD collected AWN (ACN) R&D numbers; they are not comparable to NITRD budget reporting earlier than in the FY2021 Supplement.

2021 Actual 34.4 8.2 8.7 9 4.3 6.8 130.7 6.2 208.3
2020 Supplemental 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.4 0 1.4
2021 Enacted 36.4 0 7.5 12.3 0 7.1 129.8 9.2 202.3
2021 Supplemental 0 0 0 0 9.8 0 0 0 9.8
2022 Request 21.9 0 8.4 15.8 0 7.1 168.9 10 232.1

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Changes to the NITRD PCAs: 2017-2022

  • FY2022: Added the Electronics for Networking and Information Technology (ENIT) PCA
  • FY2020: Added the Artificial Intelligence (AI) PCA, including guidance on what R&D areas fall under the AI PCA versus other PCAs.
  • FY2020: Updated the CHuman PCA to remove overlap with the AI PCA and to focus on group/collaborative systems, tools, and studies rather than individuals.
  • FY2020: Updated the SPSQ PCA to reflect the current state of software research.
  • FY2019: All FY2018 PCA definitions were streamlined to a common format for FY2019
  • FY2019: The FY2018 CSIA PCA was updated to explicitly include privacy R&D and renamed to CSP for FY2019
  • FY2019: The FY2018 RIS PCA was renamed to IRAS for FY2019
  • FY2019: The FY2018 SDP PCA was renamed to SPSQ for FY2019
  • FY2018: The FY2017 HCSS PCA was renamed to CNPS in FY2018
  • FY2018: The FY2017 SEW PCA was renamed to EdW in FY2018, and Social Computing aspects of SEW are reported in the CHuman PCA starting in FY2018
  • FY2018: The FY2017 HCI&IM PCA was discontinued; starting in FY2018, HCI activities are reported under CHuman, and IM activities of are reported under LSDMA
  • FY2018: The FY2017 HCIA was renamed to HCIA in FY2018
  • FY2017: The FY2016 HEC R&D PCA has been updated and renamed to EHCS in FY2017
  • FY2017: The FY2016 HEC I&A PCA has been updated and renamed to HCIA in FY2017
  • FY2017: IM aspects of the FY2016 HCI&IM PCA were moved to the new LSDMA PCA in FY2017
  • FY2017: Robotics aspects of the FY2016 HCI&IM and HCSS PCAs were moved to the new RIS PCA in FY2017
  • FY2017: Added the Enabling-R&D for High-Capability Computing Systems (EHCS) PCA
  • FY2017: Added the High-Capability Computing Systems Infrastructure and Applications (HCIA) PCA
  • FY2017: Added the Large-Scale Data Management and Analysis (LSDMA) PCA
  • FY2017: Added the Robotics and Intelligent Systems (RIS) PCA

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