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WSRD Workshop IX: "Radio Receiver Systems: R&D Innovation Needs, and Impacts on Technology and Policy"

May 5, 2017

Principles of co-existence and interference tolerance are often overlooked and under-exploited in today’s radio receiver systems. For example, a receiver’s ability to accept wanted signals or reject unwanted signals impacts the quality of the information transmitted. The Wireless Spectrum R&D Interagency Working Group (WSRD) held a workshop, “Radio Receiver Systems: R&D Innovation Needs, and Impacts on Technology and Policy”, on May 5, 2017 at the National Science Foundation, Arlington, Virginia. The workshop addressed various signal reception topics including technology advances for receivers, transmitters, filters, antenna design, signal processing techniques, and policy issues... For more information on the workshop please visit WSRD IX workshop page.


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To learn more about Wireless Spectrum Research and Development (WSRD) Interagency Working Group (IWG) please visit WSRD IWG home page.

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FASTER CoP: "DHS S&T Cyber Security Division (CSD) & Silicon Valley Innovation Program" - Dr. Douglas Maughan

(presented at FASTER CoP on April 14, 2017)

Dr. Douglas Maughan is the Division Director of the Cyber Security Division in the Homeland Security Advanced Research Projects Agency (HSARPA) within the Science and Technology (S&T) Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Dr. Maughan gives an overview of DHS Cyber Security Division, and an update of the Silicon Valley Innovation Program.

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NITRD NewsLetter - April 2017

April 17, 2017

View Full Text: NITRDNewsletter04172017.pdf

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

"Brace for Impact!" Usually, those words strike fear, but for NITRD, they are a call to action. Ultimately, all government investments should be measured by its impact on societal benefits such as economic prosperity, national security, and quality of life. The challenge for R&D, such as that coordinated by NITRD, is…

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Federal Smart Cities and Communities Programs Resource Guide

March 22, 2017

The Federal Smart Cities and Communities Task Force created the “Federal Smart Cities and Communities Programs Resource Guide” to facilitate collaboration and coordination among Smart Cities and Communities (SCC) Task Force member agencies, academia, industry, local cities and communities, and other government entities. The Resource Guide describes Federally-funded research and development (R&D) programs in smart cities and communities. These R&D programs seek to embed new digital technologies into city/community infrastructure, systems, and services.

Federal Smart Cities and Communities Programs Resource Guide

To learn more about the Smart Cities and Communities Task Force please visit SCC Task Force home page.




"In Search of Impact" - Dr. Francine Berman

(presented at Big Data IWG on February 28, 2017)

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About the Speaker:
Dr. Francine Berman
Hamilton Professor of Computer Science, RPI
Chair, Research Data Alliance/ US
http://www.cs.rpi.edu/~bermaf/

Workshop Goal: Managers, funders, and users of digital data repositories are interested in assessing and communicating the impact of such repositories. A systematic approach and well-understood metrics, that may be quantitative or qualitative in nature, are needed to determine “impact.” The goal of this workshop is to identify the current metrics, tools and practices that are effective, and the issues that will require additional research. For more information on the workshop please visit https://www.nitrd.gov/nitrdgroups/index.php?title=DigitalRepositories

To learn more about Big Data Interagency Working Group (BD IWG) please visit BD IWG home page.