89-FR-12871

Request for Information on the National Spectrum Research and Development Plan

(February 21, 2024)

Pursuant to the Presidential Memorandum on Modernizing United States Spectrum Policy and Establishing a National Spectrum Strategy, November 13, 2023, the Secretary of Commerce, acting through the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), released a National Spectrum Strategy (Strategy), November 13, 2023. The word “spectrum” in this context refers to the radio frequency portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. Strategic Objective 3.2 of the Strategy directs the U.S. Government, through the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and in coordination with the Federal agencies, to develop a National Spectrum Research and Development Plan (R&D Plan). On behalf of OSTP, NITRD NCO seeks public input for the creation of the R&D Plan. The R&D Plan will act as an organizing national document, providing guidance for government investments in spectrum-related research and offering valuable insights. The R&D Plan will identify key innovation areas for spectrum research and development and will include a process to refine and enhance these areas on an ongoing basis.

88 FR 86947

Notice of Open to the Public Meetings of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program

(December 15, 2023)

The NITRD Program holds meetings that are open to the public to attend. The Joint Engineering Team (JET) and Middleware And Grid Interagency Coordination (MAGIC) Team provide an opportunity for the public to engage and participate in information sharing with Federal agencies. The JET and MAGIC Team report to the NITRD Large Scale Networking (LSN) Interagency Working Group (IWG).

88-FR-7999

Request for Information on the 2023 Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan

(February 7, 2023)

Pursuant to the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2014, Federal agencies must update the Federal cybersecurity research and development (R&D) strategic plan every four years. The NITRD NCO seeks public input for the 2023 update of the Federal cybersecurity R&D strategic plan. The updated plan will be used to guide and coordinate federally funded research in cybersecurity, including cybersecurity education and workforce development, and the development of consensus-based standards and best practices in cybersecurity.

88-FR-5043

Request for Information; Digital Assets Research and Development

(January 26, 2023)

The Federal Government is developing a National Digital Assets Research and Development Agenda. The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)—on behalf of the Fast Track Action Committee (FTAC) on Digital Assets Research and Development of the Subcommittee on Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) of the National Science and Technology Council, the National Science Foundation, and the NITRD National Coordination Office—requests public comments to help identify priorities for research and development related to digital assets, including various underlying technologies such as blockchain, distributed ledgers, decentralized finance, smart contracts, and related issues such as cybersecurity and privacy (e.g., cryptographic foundations and quantum resistance), programmability, and sustainability as they relate to digital assets.

88-FR-1297

Notice of Open to the Public Meetings of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program

(January 13, 2023)

The NITRD Program holds meetings that are open to the public to attend. The Joint Engineering Team (JET) and Middleware And Grid Interagency Coordination (MAGIC) Team provide an opportunity for the public to engage and participate in information sharing with Federal agencies. The JET and MAGIC Team report to the NITRD Large Scale Networking (LSN) Interagency Working Group (IWG).

Request for Information; Draft National Strategy on Microelectronics Research

Request for Information; Draft National Strategy on Microelectronics Research

(September 20, 2022)

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, on behalf of the Subcommittee on Microelectronics Leadership (SML) of the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), requests comments from the public on the Draft National Strategy on Microelectronics Research (referred to in this document as “ the Draft National Strategy ”) and some specific questions relevant to that strategy. The Draft National Strategy is posted at https://www.whitehouse.gov/​wp-content/​uploads/​2022/​09/​SML-DRAFT-Microlectronics-Strategy-For-Public-Comment.pdf. This draft is being released at an intermediate, development stage for the sole and limited purpose to collect public input to inform the work of the SML as it develops the final National Strategy.

87-FR-47473

Request for Information on the Federal Big Data Research and Development Strategic Plan Update

(August 3, 2022)

The NITRD NCO and NSF, as part of the NITRD Big Data interagency working group (BD IWG), request input from all interested parties as the IWG prepares updates to the Federal Big Data Research and Development Strategic Plan. Through this RFI, the NITRD NCO seeks input from the public, including academia, government, business, and industry groups of all sizes; those directly performing Big Data research and development (R&D); and those directly affected by such R&D, on ways in which the strategic plan should be revised and improved. The public input provided in response to this RFI will assist the NITRD BD IWG in updating the Federal Big Data Research and Development Strategic Plan.

87-FR-42212

Request for Information on Federal Video and Image Analytics Research and Development Action Plan

(July 14, 2022)

The NITRD NCO and NSF, on behalf of the National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC’s) Committee on Science & Technology Enterprise, request input from all interested parties on updating the 2020 Federal Video and Image Analytics (VIA) Research and Development (R&D) Action Plan (VIA R&D Action Plan), Research and Development Opportunities in Video and Image Analytics. Through this RFI, the public can submit suggestions of revisions or improvements for the VIA R&D Action Plan, including comments on the six strategic goals and objectives regarding additions, removals, or modifications, as well as suggestions on implementation of strategic goals and objectives. Public input provided in response to this RFI will assist the VIA Team in updating the VIA R&D Action Plan.

Advancing a Vision for Privacy-Enhancing Technologies

Advancing a Vision for Privacy-Enhancing Technologies

(July 1, 2022)

Imagine a future where researchers can analyze a broad and diverse swath of medical records – without accessing anyone’s private data – to develop tools for physicians to identify early signs of cancer and reduce health disparities. Or a future where cities and states can rapidly share critical public health data with each other without revealing personal information about individuals. Or where smart infrastructure could be optimized to manage traffic flows, while preserving drivers’ privacy during both data collection and analysis. The development of Privacy-Enhancing Technologies, commonly known as “PETs,” can provide a pathway toward this future by leveraging data-driven technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), while preserving privacy.