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CONNECTING AND SECURING COMMUNITIES: A Guide for Federal Agencies Supporting Research, Development, Demonstration, and Deployment of Technology for Smart Cities and Communities

(October 25, 2018)

Communities in the United States, from rural towns to large cities, are motivated by a vision in which digital technologies are integrated into infrastructure and services to create new jobs, improve the economy, and enhance safety and security for their residents. This vision of smart cities and communities will be realized by empowering Americans to innovate in their local communities, industries, and academic institutions.

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NITRD NEWSLETTER – OCTOBER 2018

(October 16, 2018)

Welcome to the October 2018 issue of the NITRD Leads IT quarterly newsletter of the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development Program.

“I am thrilled to be the NITRD NCO Director! I have participated in NITRD for many years, leading involvement from my home agency, NIST, where I have also been honored to work directly with several past NITRD Directors… We have come a long way, but there is still much to do. Everyone wins when we have an inclusive image of a STEM professional as we will increase the talent pool, foster critical STEM skills among the broader community, and promote a healthier, more culturally-sensitive workplace. An inclusive workforce provides a rich set of perspectives that enable innovation and creative discovery…” – Ms. Kamie Roberts (Director of the National Coordination Office for Networking and Information).

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OPERATIONALIZING SOFTWARE-DEFINED NETWORKS: SUMMARY OF LARGE SCALE NETWORKING WORKSHOP

(September 24, 2018)

In the context of advancing technology development and innovation in support of American leadership in science and technology, software defined networking (SDN) enables broad flexibility in network programming and operation. In early SDN implementations, this flexibility has proved beneficial in supporting collaboration and innovation across university campuses and regional and national research and education networks. As a result, there is significant interest across academia, industry, and government in broadening SDN use, along with expanding R&D in enabling SDN technologies.

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FY2019 FEDERAL CYBERSECURITY R&D STRATEGIC PLAN IMPLEMENTATION ROADMAP

(August 21, 2018)

Strong cybersecurity protects American innovation, strengthens our national security, and underpins America’s technology leadership. The FY2019 Federal Cybersecurity R&D Strategic Plan Implementation Roadmap lists Federal agency programs being planned or carried out in fiscal years 2018 and 2019 to meet the objectives of the 2016 Federal Cybersecurity Research and Development Strategic Plan.

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SUPPLEMENT TO THE PRESIDENT’S FY2019 BUDGET

(August 21, 2018)

Information technology (IT) is perhaps the most broadly transformative technology ever invented, with impacts on defense, security, energy, healthcare, and more. Innovation in IT continually enables pivotal new applications that advance U.S. national priorities and Federal agency missions. For 27 years, the Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program has been the Nation’s primary source of federally funded research and development (R&D) on networking and information technology. The Program maximizes coordination of Federal IT R&D to optimize Federal investments that support agency missions and contribute to the public good.

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NITRD NEWSLETTER – JULY 2018

(July 16, 2018)

“Serving as NITRD NCO Director for the past two years has reinforced my appreciation of the importance of Federal IT R&D in addressing the challenges and pursuing the opportunities of advancing IT. I am also reminded that new challenges and opportunities always lie ahead. One challenge and opportunity is particularly clear as I prepare to return to NASA: the need to purposefully move our innovations across the technology “valley of death” – the gap between positive research results and usable solutions that benefit our agencies and Nation…” – Dr. Bryan Biegel (Director of the National Coordination Office for Networking and Information).…

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NITRD NEWSLETTER – APRIL 2018

(April 16, 2018)

“Artificial intelligence (AI) has arrived – driverless cars, home and mobile assistants, real-time traffic routing, advising systems for everything from stock markets to healthcare, helpdesk chatbots, and more. Rapid AI advancements are enabled by technologies that NITRD agencies helped create, including powerful and pervasive networked computing and sensors, big data, and machine learning (ML) algorithms…” – Dr. Bryan Biegel (Director of the National Coordination Office for Networking and Information).

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NITRD NEWSLETTER – JANUARY 2018

(January 16, 2018)

“The NITRD Program will be essential in helping our Nation achieve a brighter future through advances in information technology (IT). Evidence of this is seen in past Federal IT R&D, which led to technologies that help us today (e.g. the Internet, Global Positioning System, and smartphone assistants). Current Federal IT R&D is creating a world of personalized learning, personalized healthcare, and computers capable of answering any technical question… The U.S. government has a decades-long record of helping to achieve a brighter future with advanced IT through two roles: leading the world’s IT advancement through aggressive funding of IT R&D, and leading the use of IT for social good, as evidenced by recent NITRD area strategic plans, which seek societal interests as well as technology advancement…” – Dr. Bryan Biegel (Director of the National Coordination Office for Networking and Information).”