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.

87-FR-39567

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

(July 1, 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-35250

Request for Information on Advancing Privacy-Enhancing Technologies

(June 9, 2022)

The Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) – on behalf of the Fast Track Action Committee on Advancing Privacy-Preserving Data Sharing and Analytics of the Subcommittee on Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) of the National Science and Technology Council, the National Artificial Intelligence Initiative Office, and the NITRD National Coordination Office – requests public comments to help inform development of a national strategy on privacy-preserving data sharing and analytics, along with associated policy initiatives.

87-FR-15274

Request for Information on Federal Priorities for Information Integrity Research and Development

(March 17, 2022)

The NITRD NCO and the NSF, as part of an interagency working group on information integrity, request input from interested parties on a range of questions pertaining to Federal priorities for research and development efforts to address misinformation and disinformation. The purpose of this RFI is to understand ways in which the Federal Government might enable research and development activities to advance the trustworthiness of information, mitigate the effects of information manipulation, and foster an environment of trust and resilience in which individuals can be discerning consumers of information.

87-FR-5876

Request for Information to the Update of the National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan

(February 2, 2022)

The Office of Science and Technology Policy, on behalf of the National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC) Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence (Select Committee), the NSTC Machine Learning and AI Subcommittee (MLAI-SC), the National AI Initiative Office (NAIIO), and the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) National Coordination Office (NCO), requests input from all interested parties on updating the National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan. Through this Request for Information (RFI), OSTP, the Select Committee, NAIIO, and NITRD NCO seek input from the public, including academic, State, and industry groups; those directly performing Artificial Intelligence (AI) research and development (R&D); and those directly affected by such R&D, on the ways in which the strategic plan should be revised and improved. The public input provided in response to this RFI will assist OSTP, the Select Committee, MLAI-SC, NAIIO, and NITRD NCO in updating the National Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Strategic Plan.