The Computing-Enabled Networked Physical Systems (CNPS) Interagency Working Group (IWG) coordinates Federal R&D to advance and assure integrated IT-enabled cyber, physical, and human systems. This spans complex, high-reliability, safety-/security-critical, realtime computing and engineered systems with varying degrees of autonomy and human–system interaction in such uses as automated vehicles, smart grids, manufacturing, intelligent defense systems, and smart cities. The CNPS IWG reports investments to the CNPS Program Component Area.
The CNPS Interagency Working Group (IWG) was formed in 2013 to coordinate Federal CNPS R&D across 23 participating agencies and to support the advancement and assurance of these types of systems. Guided by the Cyber Physical Systems Vision Statement, the IWG’s work includes complex, high-reliability, safety and security-critical, real-time computing, and engineered systems with varying degrees of autonomy and human-system interaction. Applications include automated vehicles, manufacturing, intelligent defense systems, smart grids, and smart cities.
- Develop core science and engineering for CNPS technologies including unified foundations, models and analysis tools, system capabilities, interoperability standards, assurance approaches, and architectures.
- Support and enable the safety and security of critical, high-dependability applications, especially those using assured autonomous and AI technologies.
- Support advances in smart cities and communities by investing in multidisciplinary, multisector collaborations that leverage CNPS applications for smart city solutions in areas such as transportation and public safety.
- Facilitate CNPS technology transfer to public and private systems while prioritizing security, protecting privacy, and promoting the safe use of CNPS and IoT technologies.
- Promote inclusive education, training, and career development through curricula that integrates CNPS and providing venues for communications and collaboration among scientists and researchers.
Program Director, CISE/CNS
National Science Foundation
|William Bradley Martin
NSA Research Directorate
Secure Systems Architecture and Analysis
National Security Agency
- Federal Smart Cities and Communities Programs Resource Guide: A Resource Guide that describes Federally funded R&D programs in smart cities and communities that embed new digital technologies into city/community infrastructure, systems, and services. Updated November 2019
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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. Smart Cities & Communities Task Force, NITRD, National Science & Technology Council (NSTC). October 2018.
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