Welcome to the NITRD Program

The NITRD Program provides a framework in which many Federal agencies come together to coordinate their networking and information technology (IT) research and development (R&D) efforts.

The Program operates under the aegis of the NITRD Subcommittee of the National Science and Technology Council's (NSTC) Committee on Technology. The Subcommittee, made up of representatives from each of NITRD's member agencies, provides overall coordination for NITRD activities.

Federal IT R&D, which launched and fueled the digital revolution, continues to drive innovation in scientific research, national security, communication, and commerce to sustain U.S. technological leadership. The NITRD agencies' collaborative efforts increase the overall effectiveness and productivity of these Federal R&D investments, leveraging strengths, avoiding duplication, and increasing interoperability of R&D products. More...

The NITRD Program has its focus on the following research areas:

About the NCO

The National Coordination Office (NCO) supports the national Networking and Information Technology Research and Development (NITRD) Program by providing technical expertise, planning and coordination and by serving as the Program's central point of contact.

The NCO continuously seeks to enhance its ability to be a catalyst for collaboration, exchange of information, and outreach to foster knowledge, methods, R&D, technology transfer, and innovation for U.S. global leadership in networking and information technology and its applications.

Accountability, dedication, integrity, and responsibility are the core values that underlie NCO's efforts to serve as a catalyst for the networking and information technology research and development community. More...

The NCO Leadership
Dr. George Strawn

Dr. Mark Luker

What's New

March 11, 2015
BigData SSG Updates: A national network of Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs

In November of 2014, NSF submitted a Request for Information on Accelerating the Big Data Innovation Ecosystem to the National Science Foundation about the establishment of a national network of Big Data Regional Innovation Hubs that will foster cross-sector collaborations and partnerships around Big Data. As a part of the next step in developing these Hubs, a series of day-long intensive design workshops (i.e. charrettes) are being held around the country in April 2015. More information...

March 4, 2015
@NITRDgov Federal-Commercial Spectrum Sharing Workshop: Models, Application, and Impacts of Incentives for Sharing - #wsrd7; 03/19/2015; @FollowStevens, Hoboken, NJ; more info: go.usa.gov/3xsqA

February 27, 2015
NITRD Publications: FY 2016 Supplement to the President's Budget

February 26, 2015
Dr. Lindberg retirement event @NIH

* Public Invited to March 30, 2015 Event Honoring NLM Director Dr. Donald A.B. Lindberg as He Retires http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/lindberg_retirement_invite_2015.html

* NLM Board of Regents Approves Resolution Honoring NLM Director Lindberg http://www.nlm.nih.gov/news/bor_resolution_lindberg_2015.html

February 4, 2015
Cyber-Physical Systems (CPS) (CPS joint solicitation)
The goal of the CPS program is to develop the core system science needed to engineer complex cyber-physical systems that people can use or interact with and depend upon. In 2015, NSF is working closely with multiple agencies of the federal government, including the U.S. Department of Homeland (DHS) Security Science and Technology Directorate (S&T), U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. DOT Intelligent Transportation Systems (ITS) Joint Program Office (JPO), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate (ARMD), and several National Institutes of Health (NIH) institutes and centers [including the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR), National Cancer Institute (NCI), and National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)], to identify basic research needs in CPS common across multiple application domains, along with opportunities for accelerated transition to practice.
More Info: http://www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=503286&org=ENG&from=home

February 2, 2015
FY 2016 Federal Research & Development Budget Briefing
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) held a briefing at the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Washington, DC, which highlighted the research and development (R&D), innovation, and STEM education investments included in the President’s Fiscal Year 2016 Budget Proposal.
PARTICIPANTS: Dr. John P. Holdren, Dr. France Córdova, Director, NSF, Dr. Pat Falcone, Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs, OSTP, Dr. Jo Handelsman, Associate Director for Science, OSTP
The WEBCAST can be viewed at: http://www.aaas.org/event/fy-2016-federal-research-development-budget-briefing

January 23, 2015
2015 Big Data Strategic Initiative Workshop
Sponsored by the NITRD Big Data Senior Steering Group in conjunction with Georgetown University, the workshop brought together a small number of academics and industry leaders across multiple disciplines to further inform the development of an effective Federal Big Data Research Agenda, see https://www.nitrd.gov/nitrdgroups/index.php?title=Big_Data_(BD_SSG)#BDSI2015 for more information.
BDSI-2015 webcast recording available on the Georgetown Live! channel at http://www.ustream.tv/GeorgetownLive