NITRD-Newsletter-122020

NITRD NEWSLETTER – DECEMBER 2020

(December 23, 2020)

The December newsletter includes many interesting areas for you to explore: * SNIPPETS: These are short descriptions with corresponding links to what NITRD’s Federal agency members are doing in scientific computing technologies, including work to help fight COVID-19, which is causing the global pandemic; * TOPIC OF THE DAY: We examine supercomputers and how they are tackling unique problems.

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PIONEERING THE FUTURE ADVANCED COMPUTING ECOSYSTEM: A STRATEGIC PLAN

(November 18, 2020)

This strategic plan envisions a future advanced computing ecosystem that provides the foundation for continuing American leadership in science and engineering, economic competitiveness, and national security. It develops a whole-of-nation approach based on input from government, academia, nonprofits, and industry sectors, and builds on the objectives and recommendations of the “2019 National Strategic Computing Initiative Update: Pioneering the Future of Computing”.

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RECOMMENDATIONS FOR LEVERAGING CLOUD COMPUTING RESOURCES FOR FEDERALLY FUNDED ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT

(November 17, 2020)

This report is a product of interagency collaboration, led by the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC) Select Committee on AI and Subcommittee on Machine Learning and AI (MLAI), that is one of several measures responding to the February 11, 2019, Executive Order on Maintaining American Leadership in Artificial Intelligence.

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NITRD NEWSLETTER – MAY 2020

(May 4, 2020)

View Full Text:  NITRD-Newsletter-052020.pdf This revamped newsletter includes many interesting areas for you to explore: Snippets: Well, they are exactly that, snippets (with links) to fascinating agency projects in networking and …

THE INTEROPERABILITY OF MEDICAL DEVICES, DATA, AND PLATFORMS TO ENHANCE PATIENT CARE

(March 23, 2020)

In February 2019 the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program’s Health Information Technology Research and Development Interagency Working Group (HITRD IWG) issued a Request for Information (RFI) to collect input from industry, academia, and nongovernmental organizations on new approaches to solve the interoperability issues between medical devices, data, and platforms. On July 17, 2019, the group followed up with an in-person Listening Session that included 76 representatives from the device, standards, academic, and medical communities, and government.

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FEDERAL HEALTH INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK

(March 19, 2020)

This strategic R&D Framework was developed to improve medical, functional, and public health outcomes through R&D in the use of data and IT for advanced health IT applications and improved detection of existing health concerns and discovery of emerging issues. It is expected that this Framework will help the United States capitalize on the full potential of health IT to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of healthcare and lengthen and improve the quality of American lives. This Framework will also help Federal agencies work across silos and prioritize areas for transformation by investing in tools and technologies that open new areas of discovery and better coordination of R&D activities. It does not define specific research agendas for individual Federal agencies; instead, agencies will continue to pursue priorities consistent with their missions, capabilities, authorities, and budgets, while maximizing planning, collaboration, and coordination with one another through the HITRD IWG to avoid duplicative efforts.

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND CYBERSECURITY: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES

(March 2, 2020)

On June 4-6, 2019, the National Science and Technology Council Subcommittees on National Information Technology and Networking Research and Development and Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence held a workshop to assess the research challenges and opportunities at the intersection of cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI). The “Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity: Opportunities and Challenges” report summarizes the workshop discussions.

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FEDERAL CYBERSECURITY RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIC PLAN (2019)

(December 10, 2019)

Information technology (IT) provides exceptional benefits to society. However, the more society relies on IT, the greater the potential disruption and destruction that adversaries can create via malicious cyber activities. Advances in cybersecurity are urgently needed to preserve the Internet’s social and economic benefits—as well as the security of the Nation and its online commercial and public infrastructure – by thwarting adversaries and strengthening public trust in cyber systems.